Dialogic praxis - A 16-year-old boy with anxiety in southern Brazil

Dominique P. Béhague, Raphael G. Frankfurter, Helena Hansen, Cesar G. Victora

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    By his early 20s, J. had graduated from secondary school, built a close circle of friends, and found a stable job. He explained that his continued search for life improvement required not just introspection or self-improvement, but also an interactive way of life and small-scale activism in solidarity with peers to improve conditions in his school, shantytown, and workplace. Such activism often meant becoming the target of social tensions and outright discrimination, and he sometimes sought support from a therapist in facing these struggles. Even so, J. explained that difficult emotions tied to these experiences were an integral part of his life and that merely reducing symptoms was not the main goal of his therapy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)201-204
    Number of pages4
    JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jan 16 2020

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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