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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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PEREIRA, Ondina Pena  and  PALMA, Ana Carolina Ribas. Senses of CAPS therapeutic activities in the daily life users: a phenomenological description. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.1, pp. 15-23. ISSN 1809-6867.

The objective of this paper is to present results of the research carried out at the Psychosocial Care Center (CAPS) of City of Unaí-MG, in which we sought to know the users' perception about meanings of occupational therapeutic activities in their daily life, seeking their point of view in the constitution of meanings of this participation. It intends to describe in it phenomenologically report of the participants. In addition to empirical observation, this research is based on a critical bibliographical reference regarding the status of madness in the present world and the way Psychiatry intends to treat it. Among such references is the history of madness as the process of transforming madness into mental illness, and how it became object of medical code. The participants' reports of their everyday experiences of madness, show that they have much to say about their universe, as well as about the relationship between reason and madness.

Keywords : Meanings; Phenomenology; Occupational Therapeutic Activities; CAPS.

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