Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
Print version ISSN 1415-4714
DUNKER, Christian Ingo Lenz and KYRILLOS NETO, Fuad. Psychoanalytic critique of the DSM-IV: a short history of the pathological marriage between psychoanalysis and psychiatry. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp. 611-626. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142011000400003.
We discuss here the foundations and the current state of relationships between what is known as "organic" psychiatry and psychoanalysis in research on psychopathology. The aim is to show the intense involvement as well as areas of resistance between psychoanalytic psychopathology and biological psychiatry. It is argued here that the DSM is the most serious symptom of the individual suppression of the multiple discourses on malaise.
Keywords : Psychoanalysis; psychopathology; diagnosis; psychiatry.