A disordered approach

Tait, Gordon (2006) A disordered approach. Sydney's Child, 17(10), pp. 22-24.

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It seems a new behaviour disorder is identified every week. Forms of conduct once simply regarded as part of the human condition, are rapidly being reinterpreted as types of mental illness. Individuals are no longer simply quiet or shy, they are reclassified as suffering from Generalised Social Phobia, or Selective Mutism, or Avoidant Personality Disorder. Others are no longer simply unpopular or obnoxious, they are reclassified as Borderline Personality Disorder, or Antisocial Personality Disorder. Still more are no longer lively or boisterous, they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or Conduct Disorder, or Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

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ID Code: 28923
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: ADHD, Education, Behaviour disorders, Pathologisation
ISSN: 1034-6384
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2009 01:06
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:12

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