Bizarre objects

Frances Tustin, Autistic States in Children, Londres et New York Routledge, 1992, p. 79.

Autogenerated Confusional entanglement

Use of objects Child use hard autistic Child uses soft confusional
Objects predominantly objects predominantly
(see Chapter 10) (see Chapter 11)

Picturesque Child like a snails, whose Child is like a caddis-worm
Comparison shell is made out of its whose case is made out of
own hardened body a heterogeneous collection of
substances. objects from the bottom of
the pond.Before they get
these « patchy » cases, they
are like amoebas. Bion’s
term « bizarre objects » applies
to them.