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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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JUSTO, José Sterza  and  NASCIMENTO, Eurípedes Costa do. Wandering and deliruim in highway wanderers. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.2, pp. 177-187. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000200005.

Wanderers often walk across the highways without destiny, like nomadic that renounce geographical, psychological and social establishments. It is not rare to find wanderers with manifestation of visions and delirious thoughts. We intend to research possible connections between the constant moving of wanderers and the outbreak of the delirious. We collected and analyzed the wanderers' talks, specifically exploring the allusive contents to the representation of themselves, of their world and of their walk across the highways. Persecution, megalomania and depression ideas, super invested of affect, often appeared in their thoughts about present, past and in their reflections about the origins of constant moving. The results suggest that there is a strong relation between constant and without destiny moving and the delirious ideas and visions that emerge inside them.

Keywords : constant moving; wanderers; delirious thoughts.

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