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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SILVA, Cristiane Moreira da; RODRIGUES, Rafael Coelho  and  MELLO, Letícia Nascimento. The use of psycopharmacy as a response to the school complaints. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.3, pp. 738-754. ISSN 1808-4281.

This article presents the results of documentary research carried out in the archives of the Advisory organ on school psychology  of Petrópolis City Secretary of Education to investigate the use of psychotropic drugs in children with school complaints. Of the total number of children attended, a high percentage used psychoactive drugs in response to behaviors considered problematic by schools. Thus, the research carried out a survey that made it possible to identify and track aspects of the school complaint contained in referrals, the presence of diagnoses and undetermined use of psychoactive drugs in children due to behavioral complaints, in order to investigate the possible appropriation of school institutions of the medical discourses and, consequently, the biomedical diagnoses and therapeutics for school issues.

Keywords : school complaint; medicalization; school.

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