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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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MUNOZ, Fernando. The psychotic thinking of Patrick Bateman. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.41, n.2, pp.408-420. ISSN 0034-7450.

Introduction: Literature is an inexhaustible source of study regarding mental illness which allows the academic exercise, whether dynamic oriented or not, that may help to understand the patient's inner world in the psychiatric clinical practice. Objective: Freudian, Post-Freudian and analytical examination of the main character in the U.S.A. novel American Psycho. Methodology: Review of sources and relevant theoretical currents. Results and Conclusions: Analysis highlights the official nosologic classification boundaries, for conditions where symptoms are scattered across the spectrum of personality disorders and psychosis spectrum; usefulness and applicability of psychoanalytic concepts in psychiatric practice are also pointed out, thus granting fexibility to the clinical approach in order to justify its use.

Palavras-chave : Psychopatic personality; psychotic disorders; literature.

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