Princeton University Library Catalog

Values and psychiatric diagnosis / John Z. Sadler.

Author:
Sadler, John Z., 1953- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Description:
xvii, 540 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"The public, mental health consumers, as well as mental health practitioners wonder about what kinds of values mental health professionals hold, and what kinds of values influence psychiatric diagnosis. In his carefully nuanced and exhaustively referenced monograph, psychiatrist and philosopher of psychiatry John Z. Sadler describes the manifold kinds of values and value judgements involved in psychiatric diagnosis and classification systems like the DSM. Taking the reader on a fascinating conceptual tour of the inner workings of psychiatric diagnosis, he considers the role of science, culture, sexuality, politics, gender, technology, human nature, patienthood, and professions in building his vision of a more humane psychiatric diagnostic process."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [477]-523) and indexes.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780198526377 (alk. paper)
  • 0198526377 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2005272791
OCLC:
52696489
RCP:
C - S