Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia
version ISSN 1808-4281
CARVALHO, Aliny Lamoglia de. Autism: the discussion of a paradox?. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.2, pp. 664-675. ISSN 1808-4281.
The article presents a discussion about the paradigm shifts of infantile autism. From an article published in a magazine of international circulation, the findings of sociogenetic about the neurobiological basis of autism and its link with the diagnostic criteria for Pervasive Developmental Disorders proposed by DSM IV are presented. Some contributions from contemporary authors are brought to foster discussion and also some prospect of psychoanalysts who have in the last century pointed to a position in which psychoanalysis may not represent the best theoretical framework for the discussion of the syndrome of infantile autism.
Keywords : Autism; Psychoanalysis; Sociogenetic.