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CAMPUZANO, Mario. The contemporary crisis of psychoanalys. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2005, vol.6, n.1, pp. 01-07. ISSN 1677-2970.

We discuss the possible reasons for the contemporary crisis of psychoanalysis. It is belief that these possible reasons are connected to six different causes: the growth of bio-medical model and the use of drug prescriptions in the treatment of mental diseases, the individualism which causes a community isolation, the social-economic deficiencies that difficults the psychotherapeutic treatments, the challenge of higher efficiency in contemporary medicine, the cultural change of postmodernism and the growth of mystical and new-age ideologies. Furthermore, we consider some corrective measures used in American Psychoanalytic Association and Mexican Group Analytic Association.

Keywords : Crisis; Psychoanalysis; Mental health.

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