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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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OLIVEIRA, Esmael Alves de  and  MARTINS, Catia Paranhos. Medicalization practices and "insanity": (un)disciplined reflections. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.1, pp.101-113. ISSN 2177-093X.

This article sparks off questions and exchange of views stemming from different occasions and different moments of the authors' academic career. For the purposes of analysis, we take the experience of madness and medicalization processes as a device for normalizing life and we base ourselves on two images-scenes, one ethnographic and the other cinematographic, in view of our performance as professors in the Social Sciences and Psychology Courses at the Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD). Throughout our experiments, authors such as Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, thinkers of Brazilian Psychiatric Reform, Subjectivity and Public Health, will be our inspiration.

Keywords : medicalization; processes of subjectivation; mental health.

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