User and psychiatric survivor movements and their struggles for recognition: The case of Brazil
Using Axel Honneth as a theoretical reference, this article suggests that most psychiatric survivors’ movements struggle for recognition and demand to be free of psychiatry. In Brazil, survivors demand the same rights as users of the country's health system. Withdrawal of psychiatric drugs in Brazil is not part of their demands - Brazilian users demand instead to have access to free medications, thus empowering psychiatrists as prescribers.
De Freitas, F.F.P. (2021). User and psychiatric survivor movements and their struggles for recognition: The case of Brazil, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 21 (3), pp. 22-32.