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Madness cracked

Power, Michael J., author.

New York, New York : Oxford University Press 2015

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  • Title:
    Madness cracked
  • Author/Creator: Power, Michael J., author.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (243 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Subjects: Clinical psychology
  • Description: The recent publication of a new edition of the American Diagnostic and Statistical manual (DSM-5) highlighted the two contrary viewpoints that exist within the field of mental health. There are those who value such classification systems, seeing each revision of the DSM as a fine-tuning exercise, and there are those who are strongly opposed, seeing such exercises as fundamentally flawed. 'Madness Cracked' provides a fascinating introduction to the history of psychiatry and clinical psychology, looking at how these areas have attempted to classify the various problems and disorders that their p
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Contents: Cover; Preface; Contents; 1. A Brief History of Madness; 2. Diagnosis and Classification; 3. The Current Approach; 4. Disorders of Biological Drives; 5. Disorders of Social Drives; 6. Disorders of Emotions; 7. Disorders of Cognition; 8. Overview and Implications; References; Author Index; Subject Index
  • Identifier: ISBN0-19-180782-6;ISBN0-19-100887-7