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Author Maléfan, Pascal Le ♦ Evrard, Renaud ♦ Alvarado, Carlos S.
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
Publisher SAGE Publications
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword shs ♦ sdv ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Psychology ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences ♦ Life Sciences [q-bio]/Human health and pathology/Psychiatrics and mental health
Abstract At the turn of the twentieth century there was a wave of delusions which had a direct link to spiritism in their form and content. These so-called spiritist or mediumistic delusions were the object of detailed study, and clinicians assigned them a place in nosography, especially in France. This work of classification was carried out as a function of the convictions and paradoxes that these delusions aroused; it also made it possible to question the relationship between pathology and belief. It is therefore important to emphasize certain ideological views of psychiatry on para-normality. We observed both a reductionist discourse concerning these domains, and at the same time their utilization in the construction of psychiatric knowledge.
ISSN 0957154X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-11-18
e-ISSN 17402360
Journal History of Psychiatry
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 4
Page Count 15
Starting Page 477
Ending Page 491