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Title Classifying psychopathology : mental kinds and natural kinds / edited by Harold Kincaid and Jacqueline A. Sullivan.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]


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Series Philosophical psychopathology
Philosophical psychopathology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Classifying Psychopathology : Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds / Harold Kincaid and Jacqueline Sullivan -- Natural Kinds in Psychiatry : Conceptually Implausible, Empirically Questionable, and Stigmatizing / Nick Haslam -- Deeply Rooted Sources of Error and Bias in Psychiatric Classification / Jeffrey Poland -- Psychopharmacology and Natural Kinds : A Conceptual Framework / Dan J. Stein -- Beyond Natural Kinds : Toward a "Relevant" "Scientific" Taxonomy in Psychiatry / Peter Zachar -- Natural Kinds in Folk Psychology and in Psychiatry / Dominic Murphy -- Being a Mental Disorder / George Graham -- Defensible Natural Kinds in the Study of Psychopathology / Harold Kincaid -- Oppositional Defiant Disorder : Cultural Factors That Influence Interpretations of Defiant Behavior and Their Social and Scientific Consequences / Nancy Nyquist Potter -- Syndrome Stabilization in Psychiatry : Pathological Gambling as a Case Study / Don Ross -- The Social Functions of Natural Kinds : The Case of Major Depression / Allan Horwitz -- The Missing Self in Hacking's Looping Effects / erife Tekin -- Stabilizing Mental Disorders : Prospects and Problems / Jacqueline Sullivan.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Summary Scholars question the extent to which current psychiatric classification systems are inadequate for diagnosis, treatment, and research of mental disorders and offer suggestions for improvement. 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 explanations and respond similarly to the same type of causal interventions. When these categories do not evince such groupings, there is reason to revise existing classifications. The contributors all question current psychiatric classifications systems and the assumptions on which they are based. They differ, however, as to why and to what extent the categories are inadequate and how to address the problem. Topics discussed include taxometric methods for identifying natural kinds, the error and bias inherent in DSM categories, and the complexities involved in classifying such specific mental disorders as "oppositional defiance disorder" and pathological gambling. ContributorsGeorge Graham, Nick Haslam, Allan Horwitz, Harold Kincaid, Dominic Murphy, Jeffrey Poland, Nancy Nyquist Potter, Don Ross, Dan Stein, Jacqueline Sullivan, Serife Tekin, Peter Zachar.
Subject Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
Mental illness -- Classification.
Psychology, Pathological.
Psychopathology -- classification.
Behavioral Sciences.
Psychiatry and Psychology
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
Mental Disorders.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Psychiatry -- General.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Mental illness. (OCoLC)fst01016547
Psychology, Pathological. (OCoLC)fst01081609
Psychische Störung
Indexed Term PHILOSOPHY/General
COGNITIVE SCIENCES/Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Classification. (OCoLC)fst01697073
Added Author Kincaid, Harold, 1952- editor.
Sullivan, Jacqueline A., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Classifying psychopathology 9780262027052 (DLC) 2013031918 (OCoLC)858778005
ISBN 9780262322430 (electronic bk.)
0262322439 (electronic bk.)
1306637635 (ebk)
9781306637633 (ebk)
Standard No. AU@ 000052866554
CHBIS 010214201
CHVBK 325028222
DEBBG BV044185017
DEBSZ 493143130
NLGGC 375126562

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