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What is mental disorder? : an essay in philosophy, science, and values

Author: Derek Bolton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The effects of mental disorder are apparent and pervasive, in suffering, loss of freedom and life opportunities, negative impacts on education, work satisfaction and productivity, complications in law, institutions of healthcare, and more. This book tackles the problems involved in the definition and boundaries of mental disorder.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Bolton
ISBN: 0198565925 9780198565925
OCLC Number: 174094316
Description: xxviii, 303 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The current diagnostic manuals : aims, methods, and questions --
The sciences on mental order/disorder and related concepts : normality, meaning, natural and social norms --
Mental disorder and human nature --
Clinical definition : distress, disability and the need to treat --
Boundaries and terminology in flux --
Some conclusions.
Series Title: International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry.
Responsibility: Derek Bolton.
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