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INACIO, Amanda Lays Monteiro. Differential diagnosis in psychoanalysis: specificities in clinical practice with a depressed patient. Semin., Ciênc. Soc. Hum. [online]. 2019, vol.40, n.2, pp. 255-266. ISSN 1679-0383.

Depression can be considered highly prevalent in the world population, thus acquiring an increasing importance in analytical practice and assuming the predominance of motivation for searching treatment. The objective of this study is to provide a brief overview of the complexity and vastness of clinical work with depressive patients in the light of psychoanalytic theory and to highlight the relevance of differential diagnosis in this context. For that, we will use fragments and discussions of a clinical case attended in a clinical school of the psychology course. Psychoanalytical concepts derived from Freud theory and were used as a theoretical contribution. We sought to emphasize the relevance of differential diagnosis in situations of clinical practice with depressive patients, considering the specificities inherent to this type of case, such as the decrease of self-esteem and suicidal ideation.

Palavras-chave : Depression; Differential diagnosis; Melancholy; Psychoanalysis; Psychotherapy.

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