Classifying Psychopathology: Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds

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 whetScholars 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
Classifying Psychopathology Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds 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

  • Title: Classifying Psychopathology: Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds
  • Author: Harold Kincaid Jacqueline A Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780262027052
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Metaphysics of Psychopathology Philosophical This bar code number lets you verify that you re getting exactly the right version or edition of a book The digit and digit formats both work. Psychopathy Psychopathy is traditionally a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits It is sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy.Different conceptions of psychopathy have been used throughout history that are only partly overlapping and may sometimes be contradictory. LGBT Mental Health Syllabus Association of LGBTQ The notion of sexual inversion continued to dominate medical thinking about homosexuality into the twentieth century as biomedical researchers employed the latest techniques to Different types of abnormal behavior Mental health articles The Classification of Abnormal Behavior An Overview Introduction From the beginnings of life, as organisms attempt to understand their environment, they seek to organize a Psychiatry Journal Hindawi Publishing Corporation The Brief Symptom Inventory and the Outcome Questionnaire in the Assessment of the Outcome Quality of Mental Health Interventions Evidence Based Assessment of Conduct Disorder Current of assessment, careful consideration of the child s symptoms as they pertain to diagnostic criteria is a central focus In restrictive settings e.g residential, inpatient, juvenile justice , the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and DC was the first developmentally based system for diagnosing mental health and developmental disorders in infants and toddlers Its diagnostic categories reflected the consensus of a multidisciplinary group of experts in early childhood development and mental health. I ll See You in Court Again Psychopathology and Abstract Persistent litigation is a problem in many legal jurisdictions and is costly at individual and systemic levels This phenomenon is referred to as querulous behavior in psychiatric literature, whereas legal discourse refers to it as vexatious litigation. Comorbidity In medicine, comorbidity is the presence of one or additional diseases or disorders co occurring with that is, concomitant or concurrent with a primary disease or disorder in the countable sense of the term, a comorbidity plural comorbidities is each additional disorder or disease.The additional disorder may, also, be a behavioral or mental disorder Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a reference work consulted by psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians in clinical practice, social workers , medical and nursing students, pastoral counselors, and other professionals in health care and social service fields.The book s title is often shortened to DSM , or an abbreviation that also indicates edition, such as DSM IV

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