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Psychiatric Diagnosis Revisited: From DSM to Clinical Case Formulation

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This book explores the purpose of clinical psychological and psychiatric diagnosis, and provides a persuasive case for moving away from the traditional practice of psychiatric classification. It discusses the validity and reliability of classification-based approaches to clinical diagnosis, and frames them in their broader historical and societal context. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used across the world in research and a range of mental health settings; here, Stijn Vanheule argues that the diagnostic reliability of the DSM is overrated, built on a limited biomedical approach to mental disorders that neglects context, and ultimately breeds stigma. The book subsequently makes a passionate plea for a more detailed approach to the study of mental suffering by means of case formulation. Starting from literature on qualitative research the author makes clear how  to guarantee the quality of clinical case formulations. 

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9783319446684
ISBN-10: 3319446681
Pagini: 243
Dimensiuni: 148 x 210 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.47 kg
Ediția: 1st ed. 2017
Editura: Springer
Colecția Palgrave Macmillan
Locul publicării: Cham, Switzerland

Cuprins

Introduction.- Chapter 1. Dynamics of Decision Making: The Issue of Reliability in Diagnosis.- Chapter 2. Symptom and Context: The Issue of Validity in Diagnosis.- Chapter 3. From Mental Suffering to Mental Disorder and Back Again.- Chapter 4. Working with Clinical Case Formulation: Methodological Considerations.


Recenzii

“The latest publication … provides an alternative diagnostic approach for clinicians working in the ‘psy-disciplines’ via clinical case formulation. … a thought provoking book relevant to a broad range of theorists, academic and clinicians interested in both the scientific / epistemological status of DSM and to clinical practice. … Vanheule’s book makes the case for an evidence based practice where more time – for both direct clinical contact and case formulation practice – is a necessary condition for best clinical practice.” (Alessandro Musetti, Frontiers in Psychology, journal.frontiersin.org, June, 2017)
“This book … is rigorously developed, authentic and open, and balanced in terms of taking the contextual perspective of the other as starting point. The case formulation approach is particularly suitable in the area of psychosis … counterbalancing the toxic effects of the schizophrenia diagnosis and the meaning of devastating brain disease that has become associated with it. I would recommend it to all looking for a respectful and informative way to describe mental distress in the context of psychosis.” (Jim van Os, Psychosis, Vol. 19 (2), May, 2017)


Notă biografică

Stijn Vanheule is a clinical psychologist and a professor at Ghent University, Belgium. He is also a privately practicing psychoanalyst and a member of the New Lacanian School for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of The Subject of Psychosis: A Lacanian Perspective and Diagnosis and the DSM – A Critical Review.


Textul de pe ultima copertă

This book explores the purpose of clinical psychological and psychiatric diagnosis, and provides a persuasive case for moving away from the traditional practice of psychiatric classification. It discusses the validity and reliability of classification-based approaches to clinical diagnosis, and frames them in their broader historical and societal context. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used across the world in research and a range of mental health settings; here, Stijn Vanheule argues that the diagnostic reliability of the DSM is overrated, built on a limited biomedical approach to mental disorders that neglects context, and ultimately breeds stigma. The book subsequently makes a passionate plea for a more detailed approach to the study of mental suffering by means of case formulation. Starting from literature on qualitative research the author makes clear how  to guarantee the quality of clinical case formulations. 


Caracteristici

Provides an in-depth critical analysis of the DSM as a diagnostic tool
Explores the historical, philosophical and societal consequences of psychiatric diagnosis
Makes a plea for contextualized and personalized diagnosis by means of clinical case formulation