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BARBOSA NETO, Esperidião  e  ROCHA, Zeferino. Body taken care of, forgotten and symbolic. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2013, vol.16, n.2, pp. 7-24. ISSN 1516-0858.

Nowadays, the bodies are in evidence. They are looked after with care, consumed and worshiped as an image, in the name of happiness. Paradoxically, there is a lack of knowledge of the body, despite numerous technological and urban "mirrors". This body escapes the control of reason, is the object of discomfort; our relationship with it is always tense. The body, which appears to be, so well taken care of, and ignored by the subject, composes psychic dimensions, conscious and unconscious. Psychoanalysis is interested in the last one, object of repression, and proposes the word as a resource capable of making speak the dimension not represented. This article intends to discuss, from a clinical observation of the body in their conscious and unconscious dimensions, considering the care devoted to it, nowadays, carelessness towards interiority and clinical work of symbolization. We will first consider the body cares in the context of the demands o f the market nowadays, and its discomfort, then, the forgotten body, within the repression and, finally, the psychological work of symbolization. We conclude that the body functions as a metaphor, its non-place is the non-place of the subject; apprehend it is a never-ending job.

Palavras-chave : Body; Psyche; Repression; Symbolization.

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