Friday, January 20, 2012

Film questions psychoanalytic approach to autism in France

"The Wall" ("Le Mur") above, is a documentary that calls into question the French practice of treating children with autism with psychoanalysis. Read more in these pieces below.

From Le Monde (English translation): Autism: Psychoanalysis against the wall
Autism may well be France’s National Cause for 2012, but families living with autism remain helpless. Why? Because in France, psychoanalysts oppose behavioural methods which have already proven their effectiveness abroad. A retrograde position highlighted by Sophie Robert in her documentary “The Wall” (“Le Mur”), whose public release hangs on a court decision to be given on January 26.

A French film takes issue with the psychoanalytic approach to autism in the New York Times.