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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

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Abstract

FIGUEROA C, Gustavo. Becoming mad: Ophelia in Shakespeare's artistic creation. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2015, vol.53, n.3, pp.196-204. ISSN 0717-9227.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-92272015000300007.

The treatment of psychic abnormality and madness which we find in Shakespeare’s works is in itself of great interest to the psychiatrist as representing what he sees everyday in the clinic. He has described in Ophelia’s madness something which has not been as adequately reproduced anywhere else: the phenomenon of becoming de-ranged in the exact meaning of the word- the de-rangement of the self from its former state. The de-rangement of the psysiognomy preceeds the cristalization of the delusion and we have followed the tracks of Ophelia's course into her madness, which is quite specifically structured.

Keywords : Psychogenesis; comprehension; woman’s pathology.

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