Taking disorder seriously: A critique of psychiatric criteria for mental disorders from the harmful-dysfunction perspective

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Abstract

In this chapter, while commenting on some other approaches, I focus on exploring the considerable explanatory power of the harmful-dysfunction analysis for understanding the distinction between mental disorder and other problematic mental conditions. I also illustrate the implications of the analysis for assessing the validity of DSM diagnostic criteria.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary directions in psychopathology: Scientific foundations of the DSM-V and ICD-11
PublisherGuilford Press
Pages275-300
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781606235324
StatePublished - 2010

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    Wakefield, J. C. (2010). Taking disorder seriously: A critique of psychiatric criteria for mental disorders from the harmful-dysfunction perspective. In Contemporary directions in psychopathology: Scientific foundations of the DSM-V and ICD-11 (pp. 275-300). Guilford Press.