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Revista Psicologia Política

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BOARINI, Maria Lucia. The anti-asylum struggle: a mosaic of insurgent voices. Rev. psicol. polít. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.47, pp. 21-35. ISSN 2175-1390.

Based on the Hegelian principle that negation is history's driving force, we discuss the insurgent characteristics for psychiatric reform, also known as the anti-asylum struggle. Needless to say, the care of people with psychic disorders in history is far from being idyllic. At the beginning of this work, the historical inefficiency of segregation in psychiatric hospitals of people who suffer psychically is discussed. Then, we recovered some of the voices of the past and the present that, in their time and in their own way, arose in favor of changing the hegemonic isolationist paradigm as a treatment of psychological suffering. These voices compound the anti-asylum struggle. We also highlight some of these characters and the current situation in mental health care.

Keywords : Anti-Asylum Struggle; Mental Health; History of Psychology.

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