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“The existentialism of the symptom”: contribution of clinical phenomenology Volume 94, issue 9, Novembre 2018

Psychologue clinicien,
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion site Sud Réunion,
CMP de Saint-Joseph,
2, rue Mère Thérèsa,
97480 Saint-Joseph, La Réunion
* Correspondance

If clinical phenomenology is fruitful for the analysis of psychopathological phenomena, it strives to entirely comprehend the patient's experience and the caregiver's own experience from an existential perspective. This is what I will attempt to illustrate after a quick detour into the history of phenomenology and the phenomenological approach in psychiatry. A clinical example in a transcultural situation will support my point.

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