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“How is a man made?” The question of sexual identity in a case of psychosis in a man Volume 89, issue 6, Juin-Juillet 2013

Author
Université de Bretagne occidentale, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, Membre de l’équipe « clinique du lien et création subjective (CLCS-UBO), Brest », composante du « laboratoire de recherche en psychopathologie ; nouveaux symptômes et lien social, (CRPC-EA 4050), Rennes II », 20, rue Duquesne, 29238 Brest Cedex 3, France

On the basis of a detailed clinical case of a patient of Arab-Muslim culture, the author re-examines the question of sexual identity, as regards its relationship with psychosis, based on the data of the case presented here. A reading into the case is guided by the clinical concepts of “feminization” and a “push towards the woman”.