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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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NUNES, Maíra Meira  and  SERBENA, Carlos Augusto. Childhood schizophrenia as subjective psychic protection - conception of analytical psychology. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2022, vol.16, n.1, pp. 1-24. ISSN 1982-1247.

Childhood schizophrenia is considered a psychopathological process of rare incidence whose repercussions tend to culminate in impairments in the development of psychic symbolic functions, although cognition and affects are preserved. In analytical psychology, the symptom is understood as organizing and often compensating for psychic situations in favor of its preservation in relation to a situation experienced as threatening. In this direction, the objective of this work was to understand, from analytical psychology, the sense of the emergence of schizophrenia in childhood, addressing the role of affects and psychic dynamics. The method adopted was the narrative literature review and the conceptual analysis of the notion of childhood schizophrenia. It was concluded that, in childhood schizophrenia, the psychic split emerges as a form of self-protection from situations that are configured as traumatic in order to preserve the essential core of the personality.

Keywords : Childhood schizophrenia; Analytical psychology; Trauma; Subjective psychic protection; Affection.

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