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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Contemporary directions in psychopathology: Scientific foundations of the DSM-V and ICD-11|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - 2010|
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.