Classifying Psychopathology: Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds

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In this volume, leading philosophers of psychiatry examine psychiatric classification systems, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), asking whether current systems are sufficient for effective diagnosis, treatment, and research. Doing so, they take up the question of whether mental disorders are natural kinds, grounded in something in the outside world. Psychiatric categories based on natural kinds should group phenomena in such a way that they are subject to the same type of causal ...

Classifying Psychopathology: Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds 2014, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262027052

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