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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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COUTO, Luis Flávio Silva. Mental debility and psychosis in the RSI' braid: a clinical case. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.2, pp.597-622. ISSN 1808-4281.

This paper is about one clinic case, based on the borromeanean knot configurations and on the braid configurations, as proposed by Fabian Schejtman. The paciente is presently a little over sixty years old and he has been diagnosed as mentally retarded since he was a child. We understand, however, that his is a case of ordinary psychosis generally without elementary phenomena. It is also supplemented by feeble-mindedness. In the text we refer to the way feeble-mindedness supplements the symbolic lapse, considering its association to the real, and based on the knot configurations as well as on the braid configurations. These configurations are studied here both before Edimundo`s treatment and during his present applied psychoanalysis.

Keywords : Mental debility; ordinary psychosis; borromeanean knot.

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