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Classifying madness : a philosophical examination of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

Author: Rachel Valerie Cooper
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2005.
Dissertation: Revised thesis (Ph. D.)--Cambridge University, 2002.
Series: Philosophy and medicine, v. 86.
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"Classifying Madness examines the conceptual foundations of the D.S.M., the main classification of mental disorders used by psychiatrists worldwide.
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Genre/Form: Classification
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Valerie Cooper
ISBN: 9781402033445 9781402033452 1402033443 1402033451 9048168414 9789048168415
OCLC Number: 60333544
Description: vii, 172 pages.
Contents: 1. What is mental disorder? --
2. Are mental disorders natural kinds? --
3. The problem of theory-ladenness --
4. The D.S.M. and feedback in applied science.
Series Title: Philosophy and medicine, v. 86.
Responsibility: by Rachel Cooper.
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