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Psychological disadvantage and a welfarist approach to psychiatry: An alternative to the DSM paradigm

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The American Psychiatric Association released the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 amid criticism from the British Psychological Society and other eminent voices. Among DSM-5’s problems are its over-emphasis on biological causes of mental distress and its classification of arguably normal states as disorders. We explain why these strategies are harmful and argue that the purpose of psychiatry—and of medicine generally—must be recon...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1353/ppp.2018.0035

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
John Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Pages:
245-259
Publication date:
2018-12-19
Acceptance date:
2017-10-11
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EISSN:
1086-3303
ISSN:
1071-6076
Source identifiers:
735098
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pubs:735098
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uuid:af15483b-0ef3-44b7-a07d-e69815aa57bb
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pubs:735098
Deposit date:
2017-10-11

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