TITLE

A gestação eterna: um caso de patogenia da função materna

AUTHOR(S)
da CUNHA, Henrique Lupiañez; de CASTRO, Daniel Sócrates
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Revista da Universidade Vale do Rio Verde;ago-dez2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
88037498

 

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