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FROM NORMAL CRISIS TO RISK: the adolescence productions at the mental healths scenario in Brazil

Grant number: 12/14645-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Social Psychology
Principal Investigator:Cristina Amélia Luzio
Grantee:Ana Clara Magalhães Cunha
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


To problematize the process of adolescence production as object of investigation and intervention at the scenarios of mental health's politics and practices in Brazil was the scope of this dissertation. This is because we considerate that the current scenario of teenager behavior's pathologization is a derivative of a history production of practices, discursives and non-discursives, linked to the consolidation of technologies and strategies to control the human development and behavior. Therefore, to realizes that proposal, we considerate a critical notion of history which doesn't approach the past from a linear conception of time - a conception which assert the present as a result of a linear development, progressive and pre-determinate by this or that preterite event. Thus, oriented by Michel Foucault's philosophy, we use the archeo-genealogy perspective as a tool for a critical problematization of the present and the history from an analysis which, without pretensions of affirm essences and universalities, focuses on the historical, political and socials engendered involved in the productions and practices of medicine, psychology, psychiatry and justice about the adolescence. For that, we worked with documents as laws, ordinances, decrees, manuals, booklets, reports and divulge materials which compose the different proposals of mental health attention in Brazil. We propose, yet, to affirm the Psychosocial Attention paradigm as resistence strategy to the affirmation practices of care and attention to adolescence which consider mental health as a complex social process. In that sense, this dissertation aimed less to presents answer that fortify the questions about the hegemony practices and discourses on mental health care.

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CUNHA, Ana Clara Magalhães. Da crise normal ao risco: produções da adolescência nos cenários da saúde mental no Brasil. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Assis Assis.

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