Abstract: Zayna is a 25-year-old woman, the daughter of a French mother and an Algerian father. When she was 8 years old, Zayna killed her mother with a rifle. For the past six years she has been taking antidepressants for : severe emotional disorders, insomnia, nightmares, inability to focus, professional faiure. She attempted suicide twice. Aside from medication, Zayna tried several psychotherapies. Her last psychiatrist referred her to me. I will present some sections from the three year of psychotherapy and some supervision series that will emphasize the limits of various theories and interpretations. This case will be approached by means of ethnopsychiatry.

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