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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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ROCHA, Tiago Humberto Rodrigues. The body as imaginary supplement function in a case of ordinary psychosis. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.1, pp. 147-165. ISSN 1808-4281.

The present work is the result of a double degree doctorate research carried out among Brazil and France. The study was conducted from semi-structured interviews with men that were submitted to medical interventions with aesthetic purpose. The interviewees were referred by the doctors who performed the interventions after consent of the participants During the accomplishment of the interviews it was detected a subject making a very particular use of his body. Such kind of use has raised the possibility of dealing with a case of ordinary psychosis, stabilized by the introduction of a term with an imaginary supplement function to the foreclosure of the Name-of-the-Father. Hence, this article considers the analysis of the reports of a young homosexual of twenty-seven years old who performed a series of aesthetic interventions in his body. From the feeling of estrangement, due to the non-recognition of the image itself in the period prior to the surgery with greater impact, - a male pectoral prosthesis - until the assumption of a body image - whose function is to do imaginary supplement to the foreclosure of the Name-of-the-Father - he was able to stabilize his psychic condition from the organization of a triple externality in disorder: social, corporal and subjective. At the end, the need for further research is recognized in view of the possible clinical and metapsychological effects due to the intense identification processes required for its stabilization.

Palavras-chave : body; ordinay psichosis; imaginary supplement.

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