Volume 17 · Number 1 · Pages 049–052
From Deficit to Difference in the Discourse on Autism and Mental Health

Miran Možina

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Construction of Autism: Between Reflective and Background Knowledge” by Maciej Wodziński & Paulina Gołaska-Ciesielska. Abstract: I emphasize the relevance of Wodziński and Gołaska-Ciesielska’s target article for the enrichment of the medical/psychiatric model and care of people with so-called “autism” and other “mental disorders.” They point to what a medicalized approach to “autism” needs most: the deconstruction of the usual objectivistic and reified understanding of the category of “autism” and the construction of the epistemologically more inclusive, contextualized and integrated descriptions of “autism” and other mental health phenomena.


Možina M. (2021) From deficit to difference in the discourse on autism and mental health. Constructivist Foundations 17(1): 049–052. https://constructivist.info/17/1/049

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