Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry II: Nosology

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Psychiatric and psychological practice and research is critically dependent on diagnosis. Yet the nature of psychiatric diagnosis and the rules by which disorders should be created and organized have been highly controversial for over 100 years. Unlike simple medical disorders (like infectious diseases), psychiatric disorders cannot be traced to one simple etiologic agent. The last two generations have seen major conceptual shifts in the approach to diagnosis with the rise of operationalized criteria and an emphasis on a ...

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry II: Nosology 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199642205