Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections, and New Perspectives

2017.04.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel D. Moseley and Gary J. Gala (eds.), Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections, and New Perspectives, Routledge,
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2017.04.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel D. Moseley and Gary J. Gala (eds.), Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections, and New Perspectives, Routledge, 2016, 304pp., $148.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415708166. Reviewed by Timothy Joseph Lane, Taipei Medical University If we already had a periodic table of mental illness in hand, there would be less need for a book of this type. Although some psychiatrists do think of themselves as chemists, the analogy is without warrant. Not only does psychiatry lack an analogue of the periodic table, its principal tool -- the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- is a contentious document. Even subsequent to the publication of DSM-III in 1980, which was intended to serve as an operational guideline for clinical practice, it and its heirs (DSM-V was published in 2013) have often fueled rather than quelled controversy. Although beginning with that third major revision of DSM a. . .

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