The Reality and Classification of Mental Disorders: Issues in the Philosophy of Psychiatry

The Reality and Classification of Mental Disorders: Issues in the Philosophy of Psychiatry

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This dissertation examines psychiatry from a philosophy of science perspective, focusing on issues of realism and classification. Questions addressed in the dissertation include: What evidence is there for the reality of mental disorders? Are any mental disorders natural kinds? When are disease explanations of abnormality warranted? How should mental disorders be classified?CHAPTER 4 Changing Conceptions of Classification in 20th Century Psychiatry: A History of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders This chapter introduces some philosophical issues concerning psychiatric classificationanbsp;...


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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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