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SANTOS, Rodrigo Afonso Nogueira; FONSECA, Thales  and  KYRILLOS NETO, Fuad. Psychiatric reform and psychoanalytic diagnostic logic: discussions about possible interlacing. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2020, vol.23, n.1, pp.12-20.  Epub Jan 24, 2020. ISSN 1809-4414.

In this article, are discussed possibilities of interlacing between the presuppositions of the Brazilian Psychiatric Reform and the psychoanalytical diagnostic logic. The history of this important movement is briefly conveyed. Posteriorly, elements of the diagnosis in psychoanalysis are presented, highlighting the place of the subject and its irreducible dimension in front of the hegemonic social discourses. It is demonstrated how much the psychoanalytic clinic coincides with a process of “critique of ideology”, raising questions on the diagnostic logic currently prevalent in the substitute services to asylums, so that the convergences between the psychosocial and the clinical work are pointed. Finally, it is highlighted that the psychoanalysis constitutes a specific form of listening, aiming at the effects of de-alienation and recognition of difference.

Keywords : Psychiatric Reform, diagnostic logic; psychoanalytic clinic; critique of ideology; subject.

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