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Freire, J.M. de Cerqueira Leite, A.C. Bueno, D.S. Portella, L.B. Ribes, S.I. Assadi, T.C. Colucci, V.L. Pereira, M.E. (2005). Reading and Writing: Psychoanalytical Treatment in a Case of Paranoia. Am. J. Psychoanal., 65(3):219-238.

(2005). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 65(3):219-238

Reading and Writing: Psychoanalytical Treatment in a Case of Paranoia

Joyce Marly Gonçalves Freire, Adriana Campos de Cerqueira Leite, Débora Siqueira Bueno, Luciana Balbo Portella, Sílvia Igleses Ribes, Tatiana Carvalho Assadi, Vera Lúcia Colucci and Mário Eduardo Costa Pereira

Difficulties encountered in clinical work with psychoses require psychoanalytical approaches different from those used for treating neurosis. The authors use a clinical case of a paranoiac patient to highlight the role played by writing, drawing, and painting in the psychoanalytical treatment of psychosis. They also discuss the role of the reader-analyst in this patient's transferential process, which led to the emergence of a new subjectivity.

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