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SENA, Rômulo Mágnus de Castro et al. The diagnosis of hypersexual disorder under (psycho)analysis. Mudanças [online]. 2020, vol.28, n.2, pp. 71-75. ISSN 0104-3269.

This article aims to discuss how psychoanalytic conceptions can provide subsidies to clinical fundamentation of hypersexual disorder within biomedical paradigm of mental health care. Although its recognized that fields of knowledge of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis have very different understandings and approaches about psychopathology, for the dialogue to become profitable, discursive logic was structured by adopting a semantic equivalence between Paraphrases and Perversions, and between Hypersexual Disorder and Sexual Compulsion. Apparently, the sexual compulsive flirts with death, considering that under the illusion of achieving full satisfaction, he accepts the burden of draining his libidinal energy through sex, which starts to acquire a character of need and not more of desire.

Keywords : Perversion; Sexual Compulsion; Pleasure-Pain Principle.

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