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The concepts of psychiatry a pluralistic approach to the mind and mental illness

Ghaemi, S. Nassir.

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press 2003

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  • Title:
    The concepts of psychiatry a pluralistic approach to the mind and mental illness
  • Author/Creator: Ghaemi, S. Nassir.
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Creation Date: 2003
  • Edition: John Hopkins pbks. ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (366 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-329) and index.
  • Subjects: Psychiatry; Psychiatry -- Philosophy
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-329) and index.
  • Contents: The status quo: dogmatism, the biopsychosocial model, and alternatives
    What there is: of mind and brain
    How we know: understanding the mind
    What is scientific method?
    Reading Karl Jaspers's General psychopathology
    What is scientific method in psychiatry?
    Darwin's dangerous method: the essentialist fallacy
    What we value: the ethics of psychiatry
    Desire and self: Hellenistic and Eastern approaches
    On the nature of mental illness: disease or myth?
    Order out of chaos: the evolution of psychiatric nosology
    A theory of DSM-IV: ideal types
    Dimensions versus categories
    The perils of belief: psychosis
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune: depression
    Life's rollercoaster: mania
    Being self-aware: insight
    Psychopharmacology: Calvinism or hedonism?
    Truth and statistics: problems of empirical psychiatry
    A climate of opinion: what remains of psychoanalysis
    Being there: existential psychotherapy
    Beyond eclecticism: integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
    Bridging the biology-psychology dichotomy: the hopes of integrationism
    Why it is hard to be pluralist.
  • OCLC Number: 794701451
    70757364
  • Identifier: ISBN0-8018-8137-4