Alternative perspectives on psychiatric validation: DSM, IDC, RDoC, and Beyond

Paperback | November 12, 2014

EditorPeter Zachar, Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov, Massimiliano Aragona

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Many of the current debates about validity in psychiatry and psychology are predicated on the unexpected failure to validate commonly used diagnostic categories. The recognition of this failure has resulted in, what Thomas Kuhn calls, a period of extraordinary science in which validationproblems are given increased weight, alternatives are proposed, methodologies are debated, and philosophical and historical analyses are seen as more relevant than usual. In this important new book in the IPPP series, a group of leading thinkers in psychiatry, psychology, and philosophy offer alternative perspectives that address both the scientific and clinical aspects of psychiatric validation, emphasizing throughout their philosophical and historicalconsiderations. This is a book that all psychiatrists, as well as philosophers with an interest in psychiatry, will find thought provoking and valuable.

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Many of the current debates about validity in psychiatry and psychology are predicated on the unexpected failure to validate commonly used diagnostic categories. The recognition of this failure has resulted in, what Thomas Kuhn calls, a period of extraordinary science in which validationproblems are given increased weight, alternatives...

Peter Zachar graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa with degrees in philosophy and psychology. After doing volunteer work in the inner city of Chicago, he returned to graduate school and completed a Ph.D. in psychology at Southern Illinois University. He worked for two years as an agency psychologist in a rural community mental...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Figures and TablesList of ContributorsPart I: Prologue1. Peter Zachar and Assen Jablensky: Introduction: The concept of validation in psychiatry and psychologyPart II: Matters More Philosophical2. Massimiliano Aragona: Rethinking received views on the history of psychiatric nosology: minor shifts, major continuities3. Adriano C. T. Rodrigues and Claudio E. M. Banzato: Reality and utility unbound: an argument for dual-track nosologic validation4. Dominic Murphy: Validity, realism, and normativity5. Nigel Sabbarton-Leary, Lisa Bortolotti, and Matthew R. Broome: Natural and para-natural kinds in psychiatry6. Jared W. Keeley: The background assumptions of measurement practices in psychological assessment and psychiatric diagnosis7. Ivana S. Markova and German E. Berrios: Neuroimaging in psychiatry: epistemological considerations8. Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov, Stefan J. Borgwardt and Somogy Varga: Translational validity across neuroscience and psychiatry9. Michael Loughlin and Andrew Miles: Psychiatry, objectivity, and realism about valuePart III: Matters (Slightly) More Clinical10. James Phillips: Scientific validity in psychiatry: necessarily a moving target?11. Kathryn L. Jacobs and Robert F. Krueger: The importance of structural validity12. C. Robert Cloninger: Validation of psychiatric classifications: the psychobiological model of personality as an exemplar13. Juan E. Mezzich and Ihsan M. Salloum: Person-centered integrative diagnosis: bases, models and guides14. Rene J. Muller: The four domains of mental illness (FDMI): an alternative to the DSM-5Part IV: Epilogue15. Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov and Massimiliano Aragona: United in diversity: Are there convergent models of psychiatric validation?