Therapeutic Residences and the city: confrontations of existing social norms

José Alberto Roza Junior Ana Maria Loffredo About the authors


The present article proposes a dialogue about Therapeutic Residences and appropriation of the city from the theme of deinstitutionalization of former residents of psychiatric hospitals and their return to the city. The article establishes the problematization on damage reparation, as well as the rupture of the living conditions of these residents, which only seems to be possible when the madness goes beyond the difference’s matter and enters the scope of social segregation, extrapolating in much the psychiatric knowledge and placing the existence of the madman within the reality shared by all the fragile and segregated of the possibilities of social exchange.

Mental disorders; Social segregation; Deinstitutionalization; Compensation and redress

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