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COLLETI, Mayara; MARTINS, Cristina Bárbara; TANIOS, Bruna Souza  and  ROCHA, Tiago Humberto Rodrigues. The Psychiatric Reform and the role of the family in the re-establishment of a psychotic subject. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2014, vol.15, n.1, pp. 123-135. ISSN 1677-2970.

This study depicts an experience of basic internship of the Psychology graduate course at Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro at the Centro de Atenção Psicossocial (CAPs) in Uberaba, Brazil. It aimed at apprehending lived aspects of a caregiver of a subject in psychic suffering. Three meetings were held with a caregiver of a psychotic subject and an open interview was used. This report involves data obtained in the interviews and published work in scientific literature about the theme. From content present in the interviews, some categories were selected to represent her living experience as a caregiver. Along with many aspects identified in the interview, its burdensome nature is highlighted.

Keywords : psychosis; psychiatric reform; family; burden.

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