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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


ARROYO GUILLAMON, Rafael. Jacques Lacan and public practice in mental health. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2020, vol.40, n.137, pp.57-71.  Epub Dec 28, 2020. ISSN 2340-2733.

This paper reviews the relationship between Freud's and Lacan's epistemologies, in light of recent research that considers these two major psychoanalytic schools of thought as significantly different. By reflecting on his experience in the public mental health sector, including clinical vignettes, the author proposes that Lacan's teaching allows for a psychoanalytic work better adjusted to the contemporary clinical practice, which typically takes place in conditions that are far from those required by a classic Freudian approach.

Keywords : psychoanalysis; Freud; Lacan; psychiatry; mental health.

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