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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental

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Abstract

ALMEIDA-PRADO, Maria do Carmo Cintra de  and  FERES-CARNEIRO, Terezinha. Family violence: morbid obesity and the omega function. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp. 190-206. ISSN 1415-4714.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142010000200003.

This study explores the psychological aspects of morbidly obese patients, based on thirteen cases that received psychodiagnostic evaluation. Their life stories, as recounted by them during the interviews, are taken up in the article. The material collected was put down in writing after the sessions, and later analyzed from a psychoanalytical perspective. The author concludes that morbid obesity is a pathology of limit states, related to the somatic omega, where disturbances are presented in the psychological continence and processes of transformation.

Keywords : Morbid obesity; omega function; family violence; psychic transmission.

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