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Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

John Z. Sadler

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Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780198526377
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754357 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198526377.001.1

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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This resource describes the manifold kinds of values and value judgements involved in psychiatric diagnosis and classification systems like the DSM. It also provides a fascinating conceptual tour of the inner workings of psychiatric diagnosis, considering the role of science, culture, sexuality, politics, gender, technology, human nature, patienthood, and professions in building a vision of a more humane psychiatric diagnostic process.

Book.  560 pages. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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Methods in Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Science in Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Patients, profession, and guild in Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Space, time, and being in Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Sex and gender in Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Culture in Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Genetic nosology in Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis

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