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MOTA, Ana Maria Del Grossi Ferreira; VERAS, André; VARELLA, André  and  MIRANDA, Rodrigo. Models on Mental Health and Mental Illness: Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicotécnica (1949-1968). Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.71, n.3, pp. 23-35. ISSN 1809-5267.

This article aims to describe and to analyze ideas and practices that impacted on an understanding model of mental health and mental illness in the period 1949-1968. This analysis helps to clarify the definition of the term "adjustment problems" as a legal object of the psychologist's activities in Brazil. This is a historical investigation based on quantitative history and digital history of Psychology in which articles published in the Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicotécnica during such period are analyzed. Results suggest controversies over the models of understanding mental health and mental illness that promoted different therapeutic practices. There were clashes between two psychiatric models: the "new psychiatry" - under construction - and a "traditional psychiatry". In this scenario, a framework established that individual and collectivity would be inseparable and "adjustment problems" would be related to therapeutic practices, such as rehabilitation.

Keywords : History of Psychology; Digital History of Psychology; Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicotécnica.

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