Imagine there's no diagnosis, it's easy if you try

Kinderman, Peter
(2015) Imagine there's no diagnosis, it's easy if you try. Psychopathology Review, a2 (1). pp. 154-161.

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<jats:p> The recent discussions over the reliability, validity, utility, humanity and epistemology of psychiatric diagnosis have had wider implications than might at first sight be apparent. Diagnosis is, for many people, both the entry-point to services and the starting-point for public debate. Challenges to the scientific and professional basis for diagnosis, therefore, can have profound implications. Such is the dominance of traditional diagnostic thinking about mental health care that it is often wrongly assumed that there is little alternative – or that any possible alternatives would require lengthy and expensive periods of development. In fact, there is no present impediment to the development of new ways of thinking and delivering services, and especially no impediment to practical and scientifically valid alternatives to diagnosis. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 52 Psychology, 5203 Clinical and Health Psychology, 5205 Social and Personality Psychology, 5201 Applied and Developmental Psychology, Mental Health, 3 Good Health and Well Being
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2024 05:40
DOI: 10.5127/pr.036714
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