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Diagnos för vems skull?

Karlsson, Andreas LU (2016) SAN503 20152
Social Anthropology
Abstract (Swedish)
In LSS staff´s work with autism they relate daily to the international diagnostic manual (DSM) where the American Psychiatrich Association has categorized and globalized the diagnostic criteria. The work has been debated and criticized by social anthropologists as an expression of society's need to categorize, to medicalise suffering and to globalize western expression of suffering. Every day LSS staff face people who have been diagnosed and have access to the support along the clinically assessed needs and what is interesting to watch is how the LSS staff perceive the diagnosis and what they see are the effects for the individual who has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome in adulthood. By presenting the anthropological study of... (More)
In LSS staff´s work with autism they relate daily to the international diagnostic manual (DSM) where the American Psychiatrich Association has categorized and globalized the diagnostic criteria. The work has been debated and criticized by social anthropologists as an expression of society's need to categorize, to medicalise suffering and to globalize western expression of suffering. Every day LSS staff face people who have been diagnosed and have access to the support along the clinically assessed needs and what is interesting to watch is how the LSS staff perceive the diagnosis and what they see are the effects for the individual who has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome in adulthood. By presenting the anthropological study of diagnosis and by giving a background about previous research and DSM's history, I have received an analyzed LSS staff's response, via a qualitative interview work, with an anthropological view about the subject but also analyzed their experience using Antonovsky’s SOC theory. It quickly became apparent that although the anthropologists is pointing to an over establishment of the diagnosis, it helps people that get Asperger's syndrome as adults to obtain a diagnosis as it means support under LSS-law and that LSS staff was positive that these people received their diagnosis as a mean for a better life. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Andreas LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En antropologisk studie av LSS-anställdas erfarenheter av Aspergerdiagnosticering hos vuxna
course
SAN503 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Asperger's syndrome, LSS, identity, SOC, Sense of Coherence, Social anthropology, diagnosis
language
Swedish
id
8885143
date added to LUP
2016-08-17 12:45:18
date last changed
2016-08-17 12:45:18
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  abstract     = {In LSS staff´s work with autism they relate daily to the international diagnostic manual (DSM) where the American Psychiatrich Association has categorized and globalized the diagnostic criteria. The work has been debated and criticized by social anthropologists as an expression of society's need to categorize, to medicalise suffering and to globalize western expression of suffering. Every day LSS staff face people who have been diagnosed and have access to the support along the clinically assessed needs and what is interesting to watch is how the LSS staff perceive the diagnosis and what they see are the effects for the individual who has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome in adulthood. By presenting the anthropological study of diagnosis and by giving a background about previous research and DSM's history, I have received an analyzed LSS staff's response, via a qualitative interview work, with an anthropological view about the subject but also analyzed their experience using Antonovsky’s SOC theory. It quickly became apparent that although the anthropologists is pointing to an over establishment of the diagnosis, it helps people that get Asperger's syndrome as adults to obtain a diagnosis as it means support under LSS-law and that LSS staff was positive that these people received their diagnosis as a mean for a better life.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Andreas},
  keyword      = {Asperger's syndrome,LSS,identity,SOC,Sense of Coherence,Social anthropology,diagnosis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Diagnos för vems skull?},
  year         = {2016},
}