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    ABSTRACT: Neuropsychoanalysis is a new school of thought attempting to bridge neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Yet few neuroscientists and psychiatrists would have heard of it if it had not recently received public support from notable neuroscientists. The present paper discusses whether such support is warranted.
    The British journal of psychiatry: the journal of mental science 09/2013; 203(3):170-1. DOI:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.127217 · 7.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Since decades, there exists a controversy about the place of evidence-based practice in French child psychiatry, in the context of a large influence of psychoanalysis in this country. Although an increasing group of professionals is oriented at an international standard of care based on methodologically sound empirical evidence, recent events may reinforce the misleading generalization that French professionals involved in child mental health do not implement modern clinical practices based on empirical scientific knowledge. As recent examples we briefly men-tion the following two, both related to the management of individuals with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs): 1. An international group of experts in PDDs published in the February 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, a consensus statement considering as ''unethical'' and ''against evidence-based practice parameters'' an ''alleged form of therapy'' labeled as ''le packing'', implemented by some French practitioners for severe behavioral prob-lems in children and adolescents with PDDs [1]; 2. In September 2011, a movie (''The Wall''), focusing on the management of individuals with autism in France, was diffused on the internet. According to this movie, psychoanalysts treat individuals with PDDs using anach-ronistic, non-evidence-based and unethical methods [2]. These events have led us to further reflect on the implementation of evidence-based practice in child psy-chiatry and allied disciplines in France. Beyond any polemics, we wish to clarify that in France many professionals in child mental health do not include controversial
    European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 09/2012; 22(1). DOI:10.1007/s00787-012-0324-3 · 3.55 Impact Factor

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