MEDICATION IN PSYCHIATRY

MEDICALIZAÇÃO EM PSIQUIATRIA

MEDICALIZAÇÃO EM PSIQUIATRIA

MEDICATION IN PSYCHIATRY

MEDICALIZAÇÃO EM PSIQUIATRIA

Are we getting sicker and sicker? Or are we getting healthier every day, since we spend more in health? The authors start from this questioning to discuss the problem of medicalization, especially with regard to psychic suffering. They emphasize the fact common and natural experiences of our existence have been considered to be ‘dealt with’ and ‘resolved’ with medicines. The individual and social consequences of this problem are analyzed by the authors, who also warn about the damage caused by a harmful alliance between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. With accessible language, this work aims to broaden the debate on the medicalization of psychic suffering, including, especially, those who suffer from it.

  • MEDICATION IN PSYCHIATRY
  • Fernando Freitas , Paulo Amarante
  • Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
  • Available Worldwide
  • Portuguese
  • Printed
    • 978-8575-414-98-9
  • No
    • Phelipe Gasiglia
    • phelipe.gasiglia@fiocruz.br
    • +55 (21) 3882-9060