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Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis

Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis

by Paula J. Caplan
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ISBN-13: 2900765700017
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., is a clinical and research psychologist, Adjunct Professor (Research) at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University, and Adjunct Professor at Washington College of Law, American University, and author of ten previous books. Lisa Cosgrove, Ph.D. is a clinical and research psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Table of Contents

Is This Really Necessary?xix
Part IThe Creation of Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis
1The Construction of Illness3
2The Deep Structure of Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis9
3Creating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Study of the History, Sociology, and Politics of Psychiatric Classification25
4Abnormal Psychology Textbooks Exclude Feminist Criticism of the DSM41
Part IILegal Implications of Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis
5Psychiatric Diagnosis in the Legal System49
6Bias and Subjectivity in Diagnosing Mental Retardation in Death Penalty Cases55
7What Is It That's Being Called "Parental Alienation Syndrome"?61
Part IIISome Forms That Bias Takes
8The Intersection of Racism and Sexism in Psychiatric Diagnosis71
9Clinical Cases and the Intersection of Sexism and Racism77
10Should Racism Be Classified As a Mental Illness?81
11Ageism in Psychiatric Diagnosis89
12The Psychiatric Policing of Children99
13Confusing Terms and False Dichotomies in Learning Disabilities109
14Diagnosis of Low-Income Women115
15Seeking "Normal" Sexuality on a Complex Matrix121
16Gender Bias and Sex Distribution of Mental Disorders in the DSM-IV-TR127
17Mislabeling Anxiety and Depression in Rural Women141
Part IVSpecific Labels
18Bias and Schizophrenia149
19The Truth about "False Memory Syndrome"163
20Reclaiming the Meanings of "Self-esteem"171
22Depression in Women183
23The "Eating-Disordered" Patient189
24The Fine Line between Clinical and Subclinical Anorexia193
25Histrionic Personality201
26Post-traumatic Stress Disorder207
27Some Gender Biases in Diagnosing Traumatized Women213
28Medicalizing Menstrual Distress221
Part VMoving Ahead
29A New View of Women's Sexual Problems233
30Resisting Diagnosis241
31The Importance of Critical Inquiry243
32Some Future Contenders249
About the Contributors263

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