Um jogador patológico por Dostoiévski

Translated title of the contribution: A pathological gambler by Dostoyevsky

Fernando Machado Vilhena Dias, Hugo Alejandro Cano-Prais, Sérgio Kehdy, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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Dostoyevsky's book, "The gambler," describes a representative case of pathological gambling. The history of the main character, Aleksei Ivanovitch, shows the typical evolution of the disorder in three well defined phases: profits, losses and despair. Based on Freud's concept of narcissism and the concepts of the self psychology by Heinz Kohut, Donald Winnicott and Wilfred Bion, the contributions of psychoanalysis to the understanding of pathological gambling are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionA pathological gambler by Dostoyevsky
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Dostoyevsky
  • Narcissism
  • Pathological gambling
  • Psychoanalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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