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Article: France’s autism problem – and its roots in psychoanalysis

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Andy, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    Woolie, Sly Saint, TiredSam and 4 others like this.
  2. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

    Aotearoa New Zealand
    This is a good article.

    The author is Richard Bates, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of History, University of Nottingham. He says

    Perhaps someone might like to suggest that the story of CFS in the UK would be a good one for him to look at next?
  3. Agapanthus

    Agapanthus Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    'In 2011, a large, systematic meta-analysis of early interventions for autism found no evidence supporting a psychoanalytic approach for the condition. Yet if French parents oppose it, they can face dire consequences, including the forced removal of their children to institutions or foster homes. Langloys says social workers can label a family as troublesome just for seeking out a second opinion. “Social workers know nothing but psychoanalysis, so for them the mother is always too fused or too cold,” she says. To them, she says, “it’s normal to take away her children.” Her association has counted several hundred cases of children being separated from their parents in the past 15 years. In 2014, Autisme France began offering its members access to legal aid services to help families facing court proceedings to remove their children.'
    Sound familiar?
  4. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Aren't we peasants so lucky to be blessed with the wonders of modern psychiatry. :bag:
    Trish and Woolie like this.

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