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Escola Anna Nery
Print version ISSN 1414-8145
AGUIAR, Denise Tomaz; SILVEIRA, Lia Carneiro and DOURADO, Sandra Mara Nunes. Mother in psychic suffering: object of science or subject of the clinic?. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.3, pp.622-628. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452011000300026.
The maternity experience is seen in the medical scientific model and approached under the organic point of view. However, for some women this is an experience of intense psychic suffering. We developed a theoretical reflection aiming to reflect on the possibilities of approaching this matter in the perspective of a clinic of subject as delimited in the psychoanalytic approach, opposing it to the medical scientific model view. The modern science institutes the exclusion of the subject as praxis, and it is this rationality that supports the approach of psychic symptoms in the medical model, seen as something to be eliminated. Psychoanalysis comes from the discovery of the unconscious and the symptom as a truth on the subject in suffering. We consider that the concepts pointed by the psychoanalytic perspective can support us on the construction of a less objectifying clinic that allows the subject to interrogate himself on the meaning of what makes him suffer.
Keywords : Depression, postpartum; Psychoanalysis; Science.