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GUERRA, Andréa Máris Campos et al. Art function in psychotic stabilization: analysis of Profeta Gentileza’s case. Interações [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.21, pp. 29-56. ISSN 1413-2907.

From the psychiatric reform we propose an investigation about the possibility of the construction of social and symbolic ties from psychotic individuals, using artistic creation. It contributes to the planning of clinical strategies and of the social rehabilitation in the field of Mental Health. We utilize the case of a Brazilian psychotic who paints, with particular symbols, pilasters in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Those pilasters became cultural patrimony of that city. From the case of Profeta Gentileza we conclude that the work of art could follow the delirious metaphor, aiding the psychotic stabilization. It gives an esthetic contour to what remains without configuration from the work of the delirious, favoring the social insertion. We can learn from it that it is necessary to follow the individual course of solution constructs from psychotic people, instead of imposing model standards to them.

Palabras clave : Psychosis; Stabilization; Artistic creation; sychiatric reform; Social rehabilitation.

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