• Beyond controversies in child mental health: negotiating autism and ADHD diagnosis in France and Brazil

    1 month ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    This article explores the local forms that global controversies around autism and ADHD have taken in France and Brazil. Inquiring into the social and historical features of the two contexts makes the abstract, globally circulating ideas meaningful in particular forms, and helps to transcend dichotomies (global/local, biological/relational, mental suffering/disability) through their pragmatic negotiations and integration into the everyday experience of those affected by the conditions. Our research is based on policy reports and regulations, interviews with policy makers, care and...
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