Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Author(s) : Rachel Cooper

Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 96
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 28952
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855758254
  • ISBN 10 : 1855758253

Reviews and Endorsements

‘In remarkably clear prose, noted philosopher Rachel Cooper provides an even-handed guide through many of the most controversial issues surrounding the development of the DSM-5. Both laypersons and professionals will find this succinct book the ideal starting point for understanding current psychiatric diagnoses.’
— Allan V. Horwitz, Board of Governors, Professor of Sociology, and Acting Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University

‘This is a fascinating and rich exploration of the DSM-5, a text with profound theoretical and practical impact on the world of mental health. The book is written with impressive clarity, focusing on the important issues stemming from the DSM and explaining them simply, clearly, and intelligently. Using her philosophical acumen, as well as her extensive research in the history of psychiatry, Cooper has fashioned a unique book, which I am certain will become a classic in the field.’
— Havi Carel, University of Bristol and author of Illness: The Cry of the Flesh

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