Rethinking the DSM: A Psychological Perspective / Edition 1

Rethinking the DSM: A Psychological Perspective / Edition 1

by Larry E. Beutler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557988412

ISBN-13: 9781557988416

Pub. Date: 04/15/2002

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Rethinking the DSM reflects the dissatisfaction of a growing number of mental-health professionals who question the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' (DSM) lack of strong empirical foundations and who are confounded by its patchwork of vaguely defined disorders, each defined by seemingly arbitrary time limits or poorly related symptoms.

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Rethinking the DSM reflects the dissatisfaction of a growing number of mental-health professionals who question the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' (DSM) lack of strong empirical foundations and who are confounded by its patchwork of vaguely defined disorders, each defined by seemingly arbitrary time limits or poorly related symptoms. Expressing concern about whether the DSM truly provides a method for differentiating normal from pathological, clinicians and therapists alike wonder if the DSM should remain the diagnostic tool of choice.

Here readers will find thought-provoking essays on alternative systems within a number of theoretical orientations including psychodynamic, narrative, and cognitive/biological. Rethinking the DSM will challenge readers to move away from conventional thinking and engage in continued dialogue and discussion about specific modifications and alternatives to the DSM. Such work will eventually lay the groundwork for systems that may better serve the needs of mental health care clients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557988416
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
04/15/2002
Series:
Decade of Behavior Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1The Emergence of Dissatisfaction With the DSM3
Ch. 2Discovery, Invention, and the Expansion of the Modern Diagnostic and Statistical Manuals of Mental Disorders17
Ch. 3Implications of Information-Gathering Methods for a Refined Taxonomy of Psychopathology69
Ch. 4Taxometrics Can "Do Diagnostics Right" (And Isn't Quite as Hard as You Think)107
Ch. 5Psychiatric Classification Through the Lens of Ethnobiology121
Ch. 6Assessing Psychopathology: A Narrative Approach149
Ch. 7Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnostics: A New Diagnostic Approach in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy177
Ch. 8Child and Adolescent Diagnosis: The Need for a Model-Based Approach201
Ch. 9Simplifying Diagnosis Using a Prototype-Matching Approach: Implications for the Next Edition of the DSM221
Ch. 10Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines: The Example of Depression251
Ch. 11The Honor Kraepelin ...: From Symptoms to Pathology in the Diagnosis of Mental Illness279
Author Index305
Subject Index319
About the Editors331

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