This work examines from the perspective of critical discourse analysis, the Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder diagnosis as stated by the DSM-IV and ICD-10. It considers as basis the difficulties posed by medical taxonomy of childhood as a distinct social category from adulthood, the using the sign of hyperkinesia as an evidence of the disorder, and the utilization of auxiliary instruments, external to the clinical " setting" , as the " Test of Conners" . The context of analysis refers to conditions present in Chile. Specifically, taking into consideration the diagnostic applications in the institutional space of the school. Finally, the diagnosis is analyzed from the uses and effects in regulating and self-government of individuals and bodies.
|Translated title of the contribution||How to diagnose a child? Atention deficit-hiperactivity disorder diagnostic strategies from a critical discursive perspective|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)