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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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ROLIM NETO, Modesto Leite  and  ROCHA, Vera Maria da. The narrative process in manifestations of the depressive phenomenon. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2005, vol.1, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1806-6976.

The study aimed to evaluate the importance of a descriptive narrative process of the significance involved in a depressive phenomenon. The research population consisted of 324 adult and adolescent patients of both genders who attended the Santa Cruz municipal hospital, located in the central area of the city of Paraiba, for clinical and psychological health care. The main reason for consultation was suffering and / or psychological pain. A sample of 159 patients was taken, including male and female adolescents and adults. Data were collected through a narrative interview. Shutz’ procedure was used for information analysis. The obtained data offered the opportunity to review concepts, discuss life history and listen to narrative positioning episodes of manifested depression. The narratives were considered to be a determinant factor to consider inherent conflicts.

Keywords : Depression; Narration; Stress psychological; Suffering.

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