Symboliczna funkcja leku - opis przypadku
Psychoter 2007;142(3):81–87
Function of pharmacotherapy can be seen on different levels. It has not only a pharmacological function, but also a psychodynamic function, which in turn can have the function of object and patient and make the relation with a drug similar to a relation with a person, as well as having a symbolic function. The case story of a man treated with fluoxetine is described. In his subjective experience improvement during treatment has a special meaning that is stopping the process of ageing and dying and beginning a new life. He expressed this by painting in his house, in the centre of the living-room figures of Adam and Eve. He took the prototype of these figures from pictures of marble sculptures on tombs in an Italian necropolis. Conclusion: Subjective interpretation of drug action was expressed in symbolic form.