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Stylus (Rio de Janeiro)

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MORAIS, Jamile Luz. Bipolar disorder, the capitalist discourse and its implications in the psychoanalytical practice. Stylus (Rio J.) [online]. 2016, n.33, pp.241-252. ISSN 1676-157X.

It is proposed to discuss, from a brief clinical report, the implications of capitalist discourse in psychoanalytical practice, with reference to the proliferation phenomenon patients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, according to the criteria set forth by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), developed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). It is posed a reflection upon the diagnostic expansion of the referred category and its effects both in the social field and in what concerns the subject of desire targeted by psychoanalysis, which, as we shall see, keeps and intrinsic relationship with such a field.

Palabras clave : Bipolar disorder; Capitalist discourse; Psychoanalytical clinic; Subject of desire.

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