Sociedade tarja preta: uma crítica à medicalização de crianças e adolescentes

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This text is a book´s review towards the first edition of “Medicalization of children and adolescents: conflicts silenced by the reduction of social issues to diseases of individuals”, which discusses the publication´s relevance as a criticism of (psycho) pathologies and their treatments. The book succeeds in rigorously deconstructing the “science” that legitimates the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), exposing how the pharmaceutical industry has been systematically concealing the profound collateral effects of the methylphenidate, the drug which treats it. The publication also presents papers by health and education practitioners, representing a remarkable effort directed to change the child/adolescent health care and education.



Medicalization, Learning disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Methylphenidate, Child education, Medicalização, Transtorno de déficit de atenção e hiperatividade;, Problemas de aprendizagem, Educação infantil, Metilfenidato


TOASSA, Gisele. Sociedade Tarja Preta: uma crítica à medicalização de crianças e adolescentes. Fractal: revista de Psicologia, v. 24, n. 2, p. 429-434, maio/ago. 2012.