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Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry free pdf This multidisciplinary collection explores three key concepts underpinning psychiatry-explanation, phenomenology, and nosology - and their continuing relevance in an age of neuroimaging and genetic analysis. An introduction by Kenneth S Kendler lays out the philosophical grounding of psychiatric practice. The first section addresses the concept of explanation, from the difficulties in describing complex behaviour to the categorization of psychological and biological causality. In the second section, contributors discuss experience, including the complex and vexing issue of how self-agency and free will affect mental health. The third and final section examines the organizational difficulties in psychiatric nosology and the instability of the existing diagnostic system. Each chapter has both an introduction by the editors and a concluding comment by another of the book's contributors. Contributors: John Campbell, PhD- Thomas Fuchs, MD, PhD- Shaun Gallagher, PhD- Kenneth S Kendler, MD- Sandra D Mitchell, PhD- Dominic P Murphy, PhD- Josef Parnas, MD, Dr Med Sci- Louis A Sass, PhD- Kenneth F Schaffner, MD, PhD- James F Woodward, PhD- Peter Zachar, PhD.

About Kenneth S. Kendler

Kenneth S. Kendler, MD, is the Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia, where he is also a professor of human genetics and the director of the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. He is the author of Genes, Environment, and Psychopathology. Josef Parnas, MD, DrMedSci, is a professor of psychiatry and the consultant medical director for the Department of Psychiatry at Copenhagen University. He is the codirector of the National Danish Research Foundation's Center for Subjectivity Research.

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Author : Kenneth S. Kendler
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 11 September 2015
ISBN : 1421418363
EAN : 9781421418360
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 424 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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