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Beyond the disease model of mental disorders

Author: Donald J Kiesler
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text shows that mental disorders are not the result of singular causal factors but a mixture of biological, psychological and sociological developmental influences. It argues that studies of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald J Kiesler
ISBN: 0275970981 9780275970987
OCLC Number: 46670808
Description: xv, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What causes mental disorders? The biomedical answer. Understanding mental disorders: definitions and causes --
The "American way" of understanding mental disorders: the biomedical model --
Dissatisfaction with the biomedical model within medicine and psychiatry --
What causes mental disorders? The scientific evidence. Scientific evidence invalidates the biomedical model: findings from behavioral genetics --
Scientific evidence invalidates the environmental model: findings from psychological research --
Scientific evidence: stressful environmental events affect the development and onset of mental disorders --
What causes mental disorders? The multicausal, biopsychosocial answer. Biopsychosocial risk and protective factors in mental disorders --
Toward valid understanding of mental disorders: multicausal, biopsychosocial theories --
Implications of multicausal theories for the science and disciplines of psychopathology --
Appendix. Multicausal (diathesis-stress and other biopsychosocial) theories of mental disorders.
Responsibility: Donald J. Kiesler.

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