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Reflections about the mental health paradigmatic transition

This work is a result of authors' reflection on the necessity of conceptual changes in the area of mental health. The authors aimed at understanding the essential aspects involving the theme according to the conception of paradigm, as well as the process in which the crisis appears emerging anomalies and pointing out the inefficiency of the present paradigm. Thus, they suggested a change from the actual model to another one based on a perspective that emphasizes patient's freedom and the relational character of human expressiveness.

mental health; psychiatric care

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