A gestação eterna: um caso de patogenia da função materna

da CUNHA, Henrique Lupiañez; de CASTRO, Daniel Sócrates
August 2012
Revista da Universidade Vale do Rio Verde;ago-dez2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p77
Academic Journal
This article reports the case of W., a young man affected by AIDS, prejudice, by sexual abuse and mental illness. W. presents visual and auditory hallucinations after receiving a diagnosis of AIDS and is treated using antipsychotics after receiving a diagnosis of Organic Mental Disorder with Psychotic Symptoms and then with anti-depressants after a change in diagnosis for Organic Depressive Disorder. This case shows how it is possible, using transference, to achieve effective therapeutic effects that do not need to be attributed to any medication. The fact that stabilizing effects have been obtained in this case does not necessarily means that the patient is not psychotic, but that it was possible to intervene in the position he occupied in relation to the Other, and in particular with his mother. She stands out in the family and reveals itself along the course of the case, as an important factor that nurtured his conflicts and symptoms. Thus, W. exaggerates, gestures, lures, almost begging for an intervention to save him, as he says, your body and your mind, from the shackles of an eternal pregnancy.


Related Articles

  • Disorder has positive, negative and cognitive aspects. Miles, Wayne // New Zealand Doctor;2/12/2014, p26 

    The article presents a case study of a 31-year old male patient in New Zealand who had acute relapses wherein delusion ideas and hallucinations were prominent. It states that he was referred to a clinical trial comparing new atypical with typical antipsychotics and had persistent delusional...

  • Supersensitivity Psychosis with Concurrent Episodic Vomiting. Malcolm, Katy // British Journal of Psychiatry;Sep92, Vol. 161, p407 

    A patient with a 15-year history of psychiatric illness treated with neuroleptics presented with vomiting, thought alienation, auditory hallucinations and self-neglect. Dopaminergic supersensitivity was diagnosed and increased doses of neuroleptics caused cessation of vomiting. The patient is...

  • Computer-assisted therapy for medication-resistant auditory hallucinations: proof-of-concept study. Leff, Julian; Williams, Geoffrey; Huckvale, Mark A.; Arbuthnot, Maurice; Left, Alex P.; Leff, Alex P // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jun2013, Vol. 202 Issue 6, p428 

    Background: One in four patients with schizophrenia responds poorly to antipsychotic medication, continuing to hear persecutory auditory hallucinations. Patients who are able to sustain a dialogue with their persecutor feel much more in control.Aims: To develop a...

  • Use of Antipsychotics in Older Home Care Patients in Finland. Alanen, Hanna-Mari; Finne-Soveri, Harriet; Noro, Anja; Leinonen, Esa // Drugs & Aging;2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p335 

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of antipsychotic medications, and factors associated with such use, in elderly patients in home care in Finland. METHOD: A retrospective study was designed using cross-sectional data gathered between 1 July and 31 December 2004 in Finland. Data were extracted...

  • Ölümcül Olmayan Paliperidon Doz Aşımı Ãœzerine Bir Olgu Sunumu.  // Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi;2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p331 

    No abstract available.

  • Chapter 2: History of the Drug. Brinkerhoff, Shirley // Drug Therapy & Eating Disorders;2003, p36 

    The chapter discusses the story behind the development of psychiatric drugs. Antipsychotic drugs, for example, were discovered for the most part by anesthesiologists. Between the years of 1904 and 1955, severe mental illness had been growing in America, from two out of a thousand people...

  • Platelet Monoamine Oxidase Activity in Acute Schizophrenia: Relationship to Symptomatology and Neuroleptic Medication. Owen, Frank; Bourne, Rachel C.; Crow, Timothy J.; Fadhli, Adnam A.; Johnstone, Eve C. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul81, Vol. 139, p16 

    Platelet MAO activity was assessed in 35 schizophrenics during a trial of the isomers of flupenthixol. Enzyme activity was unrelated to severity of symptoms, the presence of delusions, hallucinations or thought disorder or to negative symptoms. In a few patients MAO activity fluctuated widely...

  • Unwanted Mental Intrusions in Clinical Disorders: An Introduction. Clark, David A. // Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy;Summer2002, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p123 

    This series of articles discusses the nature, persistence, and treatment, and treatment of unwanted, distressing intrusive thoughts, images and impulses in depression, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, primary insomnia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Each of the...

  • Danger of acting on voices depends on surroundings.  // Psychotherapy Letter;Oct95, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p3 

    Discusses the article `Command hallucinations and the prediction of dangerousness,' by John Junginger, published in `Psychiatric Services.' Level of danger as a function of the patient's environment; Partial compliance with command hallucinations; Specificity of commands experienced in the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics