[The concept of mental disorders and its treatment by mental health workers in a second level service institution].

Abstract

This paper aims at analyzing madness, as considered by mental health care workers from a second level service institution, and how they see the therapy offered by the organization. A research was conducted through semi-structured interviews with mental health care workers. Speech analysis allowed to observe various forms of acquiring madness, divided in two groups: one which reproduces scientific knowledge (linked to the different lines of thought in the area) and the other, that reproduces knowledge acquired through practice. This last group enables a social view of madness, which is a result of social differences. Authors also found the dangerousness of the mentally sick, split in three categories.

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@article{Pugin1997TheCO, title={[The concept of mental disorders and its treatment by mental health workers in a second level service institution].}, author={V M Pugin and Y C Barb{\'e}rio and Carmen L{\'u}cia Alves Filizola}, journal={Revista latino-americana de enfermagem}, year={1997}, volume={5 Suppl}, pages={59-67} }