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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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CAVALCANTE, Deisiluce Miron  e  CABRAL, Barbara Eleonora Bezerra. Psychotropic drug use and repercussions existential for users of a Caps II. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.3, pp. 293-304. ISSN 1413-294X.

The medicalization, a social phenomenon constituted by the primacy of biomedical rationality, has been intensively studied. Therefore, the study aimed to understand how the use of psychotropic medication affects the lives of users of a CAPS II. Assuming a qualitative approach, cartography was taken as research method. Data production occurred from the harvest of narratives of the users about their experience with the use of medication, individually and collectively, and the writing of field diaries. The analysis was based on the interlocution with the material collected by its systematic reading, which revealed important aspects. Among the results, one finds the central position of the medication in the treatment, the ambivalent relationship of the users with the medication and the prejudice suffered. This indicates the importance of acknowledging the singularity of the users in the planning and execution of therapeutic projects and promoting a critical repositioning of the biomedical knowledge supremacy.

Palavras-chave : medicalization; psychotropic; mental health.

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