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SCHORN, Maria Clara Guaragna  and  LEVANDOWSKI, Daniela Centenaro. Psychosis in motherhood: a psychoanalytic look from the film "the strange in me. Vínculo [online]. 2020, vol.17, n.2, pp.01-19. ISSN 1806-2490.

In the postpartum a change takes place in the woman who now also becomes a mother. This is a moment of ambivalence, of joy, but also of suffering, expressed as postpartum disorders. The theme of the research developed is the maternal psychopathology. An analysis of Rebecca, character of the audiovisual production "The stranger in me" (2008), which is facing a psychosis in motherhood, was done. The objective of this study was to articulate the psychoanalytical literature about psychosis, in the light of authors such as Freud, Klein and Winnicott, to understand Rebecca condition, through a narrative literature review about this theme. The adequacy of psychoanalytical perspective to understand Rebecca's psychotic experience in motherhood was verified, emphasizing the importance of primordial care and primitive relationships. The study also pointed the need for further research on the psychosis in motherhood.

Keywords : maternal psychopathology; motherhood; postpartum disorders; psychotic disorders; psychoanalysis.

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