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Introduction

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter discusses the field of the philosophy of psychiatry, detailing its relevance and emergence during the 1970s. It describes the philosophy of psychiatry as encompassing the ... More


The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book explores the inter-disciplinary field of the philosophy of psychiatry. The contributors define this exciting field and highlight the philosophical assumptions and issues that underlie ... More


Understanding/Explanation

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Understanding and explanation are not innocent terms used interchangeably in psychiatric discourse. They are technical terms that represent two opposed approaches to a comprehension of human ... More


The Discourse of Medicine

Rick Rylance

in Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The discourse of medicine is the final contributory stream in the flow of psychological ideas in the nineteenth century. It is also the one that has been most closely researched recently, and modern ... More


People or Plants?: The Myth that Psychiatric Diagnoses are Meaningful

Richard P. Bentall

in Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter initially presents the case of Andrew, a man with pre-existing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was exacerbated by the bullying he received while serving in the army. Modern ... More


What's Wrong with the Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

Mical Raz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608877
eISBN:
9781469612669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608884_Raz
Subject:
History, Social History

In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. This interdisciplinary history examines the interplay between ... More


Conclusion

Mical Raz

in What's Wrong with the Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608877
eISBN:
9781469612669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608877.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter asks how the mental health profession can help the poor without pathologizing them. It observes that instead of examining the structural causes of poverty and inequality, experts too ... More


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