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“A messy business”: Balancing considerations in revising the psychiatric nosology

Miriam Solomon

in Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV

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Published in print March 2017 | ISBN: 9780198796022
Published online April 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191837173 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198796022.003.0009

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

“A messy business”: Balancing considerations in revising the psychiatric nosology

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This chapter presents a commentary on revisions in psychiatric nosology, as discussed in the previous chapter. It explores five themes present in the previous chapter: the prematurity of the science of psychiatry; pluralism of nosologies; the role of historical contingency; patient advocacy; and “integration” in approach.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Psychology

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