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By Peter Zachar, Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov, Massimiliano Aragona, Assen Jablensky

ISBN-10: 0199680736

ISBN-13: 9780199680733

Some of the present debates approximately validity in psychiatry and psychology are predicated at the unforeseen failure to validate frequent diagnostic different types. the popularity of this failure has led to, what Thomas Kuhn calls, a interval of striking technology within which validation difficulties are given elevated weight, choices are proposed, methodologies are debated, and philosophical and ancient analyses are noticeable as extra appropriate than traditional.

In this crucial new e-book within the IPPP sequence, a bunch of top thinkers in psychiatry, psychology, and philosophy supply replacement views that deal with either the clinical and scientific elements of psychiatric validation, emphasizing all through their philosophical and ancient concerns.

This is a e-book that every one psychiatrists, in addition to philosophers with an curiosity in psychiatry, will locate notion scary and worthy.

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Kerr and H. McClelland (eds), Concepts of Mental Disorder: A Continuing Debate (pp. 1–16). London England: Gaskell/Royal College of Psychiatrists. , and Jablensky, A. (2003). Distinguishing between the validity and utility of psychiatric diagnoses. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 4–12. , and Jablensky, A. (2011). Kraepelin’s concept of psychiatric illness. Psychological Medicine, 41, 1119–26. , and Murphy, G. (2010). The development of the Feighner criteria: a historical perspective. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 167, 134–42.

One of the major changes in the DSM-5 was that the multiaxial system has been eliminated. In opposition to this change, in Chapter 13 Juan Mezzich and Ihsan Salloum argue that the 19 20 Introduction: The concept of validation in psychiatry and psychology multiaxial model was itself too narrow. Valid case conceptualization can only be achieved in a widening of diagnostic scope. Their proposed widening is termed Person-centered Integrative Diagnosis. The conceptual foundation of this more comprehensive approach is that of person-centered medicine, a holistic model that rejects the assumption that one can understand the nature of a disorder independently of the person who has the disorder.

Later editions, including the DSM-5, still benefit from the credibility of the DSM-III. The neopositivist operational diagnostic criteria. Preceded by the Feighner criteria, the introduction of operational diagnostic criteria was the major innovation of the DSM-III. Although the DSM-II had already claimed to use operational definitions, the DSM-III abandoned the classical prototypical descriptions of the psychopathological syndromes in favor of distinct behavioral criteria. The shift was from general glossary definitions that could apply or not to an individual patient, depending on the clinician’s judgment, to explicit criteria that had to be satisfied in order to make the diagnosis (Aragona 2009a).

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