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FLORES, Juan. The process of cure and its social dimension.Translated byBernardo Maranhão. Reverso [online]. 2014, vol.36, n.68, pp. 47-54. ISSN 0102-7395.

The notion of cure is never disconnected from the theoretical notion that sustains its direction or from the evident ideological hegemonies in which its praxis is inscribed. Some pathologies depend on the place occupied by each person in society and in history, and the same occurs with the prevention policies, the access to the cure, and the availability of resources (which involves theoretical knowledge, technical devices and medical practices, as well as purely budgetary aspects) to treat such pathologies and to face its social and personal effects. Psychoanalysis intends to work conjointly with the patient in order to explore and approach what is unknown to him/her, that which inhabits the unconscious and sustains his/her symptom. It intends to obtain the cure not by means of restoring the situation previous to the emergency of the symptoms, but through the construction, made by the patient, of a new psychic equilibrium, based upon the material revealed by the analysis about his/her own unconscious desire. The challenge is, thus, how to build a clinic which, instead of standing in a position of mere ideological reproduction, allows the subject to develop an installation able to generate a body of his/her own and, departing from the comprehension of his/her dynamics and his/her insertion in culture, be able to speak and not to be spoken, i.e., to rescue him/herself from the alienation established by the structure of a discourse unfolded from the social structure and to find a place that provides the conditions to build his/herself as a subject.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalyst; Cure; Implication; Clinic.

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