Making the DSM-5 : Concepts and Controversies

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Joel Paris, James Phillips, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association published the 5th edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Often referred to as the "bible" of psychiatry, the manual only classifies mental disorders and does not explain them or guide their treatment. While science should be the basis of any diagnostic system, to date, there is no knowledge on whether most conditions listed in the manual are true diseases. Moreover, in DSM-5 the overall definition of mental dis…
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Paris, Joel
Phillips, James
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Joel Paris, James Phillips, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 180 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461465041
9781461465034 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed.
Mental Disorders - classification
Abstract
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association published the 5th edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Often referred to as the "bible" of psychiatry, the manual only classifies mental disorders and does not explain them or guide their treatment. While science should be the basis of any diagnostic system, to date, there is no knowledge on whether most conditions listed in the manual are true diseases. Moreover, in DSM-5 the overall definition of mental disorder is weak, failing to distinguish psychopathology from normality. In spite of all the progress that has been made in neuroscience over the last few decades, the psychiatric community is no closer to understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of mental disorders than it was fifty years ago. In Making the DSM-5, prominent experts delve into the debate about psychiatric nosology and examine the conceptual and pragmatic issues underlying the new manual. While retracing the historic controversy over DSM, considering the political context and economic impact of the manual, and focusing on what was revised or left unchanged in the new edition, this timely volume addresses the main concerns of the future of psychiatry and questions whether the DSM legacy can truly improve the specialty and advance its goals.
Contents
Part I. Historical/Ideological Perspectives -- The History of DSM -- Considering the Economy of DSM Alternatives -- The Ideology behind DSM-5 -- Part II. Ideological and Conceptual Perspectives -- The Biopolitics of Defining "Mental Disorder" -- Establishing Normative Validity for Scientific Psychiatric Nosology: The Significance of Integrating Patient Perspectives -- The Paradox of Professional Success: Grand Ambition, Furious Resistance, and the Derailment of the DSM-5 Revision -- Part III. Conceptual Perspectives -- DSM in Philosophyland: Curiouser and Curiouser -- Overdiagnosis, Underdiagnosis, Synthesis: A Dialectic for Psychiatry and the DSM -- What does Phenomenology Contribute to the Debate about DSM-5 -- The Conceptual Status of DSM-5 Diagnoses -- Conclusion.
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