Psychiatry without quality
In this paper the authors try to analyse the current state of psychiatry. In particular, they try to highlight the difficulties of institutional cases to manage the new forms of mental suffering, questioning the individual processes of subjectivity and new paradigms of care that are often ineffective in managing these processes. These difficulties find their expression during emphasis on the diagnostic process and uncritical application of “treatment protocols” at the expense of clinical thinking and inter-subjective dimension of care. The authors also query the often ambiguous and ambivalent relationship between law and psychiatry resulting in the lack of distinction between psychological problems and delinquency in an optical bio-political control of life.