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How can the phenomenological–anthropological approach contribute to diagnosis and classification in psychiatry?

Alfred Kraus

in Nature and Narrative

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Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198526117
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754326 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198526117.003.0013

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

How can the phenomenological–anthropological approach contribute to diagnosis and classification in psychiatry?

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Chapter 13 compares phenomenological-anthropological diagnostics (P-A diagnostics), as developed within P-A psychiatry, with symptomatological-criteriological diagnostics (S-C diagnostics), as developed in our official classifications, such as the ICD and DSM, and suggests that these are complementary and should supplement each other; it also illustrates the strengths of the P-A approach with three examples: melancholia, hypomania, and hysterical personality disorder.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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