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Bias in psychiatric diagnosis

Author: Paula J Caplan; Lisa Cosgrove
Publisher: Lanham : Jason Aronson, ©2004.
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Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis is the first book about how gender, race, social class, age, physical disability, and sexual orientation affect the classification of human beings into psychiatric categories. This is a hot topic addressed to the public's right to know, especially because the negative consequences of psychiatric diagnosis range from loss of custody of a child to denial of health insurance and employment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bias in psychiatric diagnosis.
Lanham : Jason Aronson, ©2004
(DLC) 2004005939
(OCoLC)54826379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula J Caplan; Lisa Cosgrove
ISBN: 9781442202467 1442202467
OCLC Number: 707439503
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 269 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Is this really necessary? / Paula J. Caplan, Lisa Cosgrove --
Construction of illness / Meadow Linder --
Deep structure of bias in psychiatric diagnosis / Jeffrey Poland, Paula J. Caplan --
Creating post-traumatic stress disorder: a case study of the history, sociology, and politics of psychiatric classification / Meadow Linder --
Abnormal psychology textbooks exclude feminist criticism of the DSM / Autumn Wiley --
Psychiatric diagnosis in the legal system / Emily J. Caplan --
Bias and subjectivity in diagnosing mental retardation in death penalty cases / Paula J. Caplan --
What is it that's being called "Parental Alienation Syndrome"? / Paula J. Caplan --
Intersection of racism and sexism in psychiatric diagnosis / Alisha Ali --
Clinical cases and the intersection of sexism and racism / Nayyar Javed --
Should racism be classified as a mental illness? / Wesley E. Profit --
Ageism in psychiatric diagnosis / Rachel Josefowitz Siegel --
Psychiatric policing of children / Louis Armstrong --
Confusing terms and false dichotomies in learning disabilities / Paula J. Caplan --
Diagnosis of low-income women / Heather E. Bullock --
Seeking "normal" sexuality on a complex matrix / William R. Metcalfe, Paula J. Caplan --
Gender bias and sex distribution of mental disorders in the DSM-IV-TR / Lisa Cosgrove, Bethany Riddle. Mislabeling anxiety and depression in rural women / Nikki Gerrard --
Bias and schizophrenia / Jeffrey Poland --
Truth about "False Memory Syndrome" / Karen A. Olio --
Reclaiming the meanings of "self-esteem" / Nayyar Javed, Nikki Gerrard --
Agoraphobia / Maureen McHugh, Lisa Cosgrove --
Depression in women / Sarah McSweeney --
"Eating-disordered" patient / Judith R. Rabinor --
Fine line between clinical and subclinical anorexia / Emily Cohen --
Histrionic personality / Pamela Reed Gi bson --
Post-traumatic stress disorder / Dana Becker --
Some gender biases in diagnosing traumatized women / Vincent Fish --
Medicalizing menstrual distress / Lisa Cosgrove, Paula J. Caplan --
New view of women's sexual problems / The Working Group on a New View of Women's Sexual Problems --
Resisting diagnosis / Gloria Anthony --
Importance of critical inquiry / Lisa Cosgrove --
Some future contenders / Paula J. Caplan, Wesley E. Profit.
Responsibility: edited by Paula J. Caplan and Lisa Cosgrove.
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