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AGOSTINHO, Larissa Drigo. Guattari and institutional psychotherapy. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2020, vol.23, n.1, pp.2-11.  Epub Jan 24, 2020. ISSN 1809-4414.

The purpose of this article is to outline how psychosis is diagnosed and treated by institutional psychotherapy. We will begin with Tosquelles’ doctoral thesis, in which psychosis is thought as an existential phenomenon comparable to the experience of the end of the world. It is important to emphasize the importance of understanding the patient’s experience and his creative elaboration in the development of the psychotic picture. Then, we will analyze how Oury unites the theory of Tosquelles to psychoanalysis to develop a multirreferential and polyphonic clinic. Within this theoretical and practical framework we will trace the political inflection that Guattari will attribute to the experience of self-management proposed by institutional psychotherapy.

Keywords : schizophrenia; psychosis; institution; transversality; subjectivities.

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