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Anxiety and Phobias: Phenomenologies, Concepts, Explanations  

Gerrit Glas

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Philosophical issues with respect to anxiety and its pathological variants arise at the border between everyday and clinical understanding of anxiety, between clinical and scientific ... More

Autism and the Philosophy of Mind  

R. Peter Hobson

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
In order to understand the pathogenesis of autism, one needs to have an adequate framework within which to think about the nature of typical as well as atypical early human mental ... More

Body Image Disorders  

Katherine J. Morris

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter examines so-called body image disorders, focusing on body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. These disorders have been studied ... More

Boundary Problems: Negotiating the Challenges of Responsibility and Loss  

Jennifer Church

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Many psychiatric disorders involve problems with the recognition and preservation of personal boundaries. Philosophy can help to clarify what is at stake, both socially and ... More

Clinical Judgment, Tacit Knowledge, and Recognition in Psychiatric Diagnosis  

Tim Thornton

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter contrasts the recent emphasis on operationalism as the route to reliability in psychiatry with arguments for an ineliminable role for tacit knowledge. Although Michael Polanyi ... More

Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Prodromal Phase of Psychosis  

Matthew Broome, Paolo Fusar-Poli, and Philippe Wuyts

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Our focus in this chapter is to address some of the philosophical issues that arise in the scientific and clinical study of the prodromal phase of psychosis. We discuss issues from both ... More

Cure and Recovery  

Larry Davidson

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter briefly discusses the history of the notion of "cure" in relation to serious mental illnesses from Pinel to the present day, including both theories on the nature of the ... More

Delusion: The Phenomenological Approach  

Louis A. Sass and Elizabeth Pienkos

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter offers an overview of the phenomenological approach to delusions, emphasizing what Karl Jaspers called the "true delusions" of schizophrenia. Phenomenological psychopathology ... More

Delusion: Cognitive Approaches—Bayesian Inference and Compartmentalization  

Martin Davies and Andy Egan

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Cognitive approaches contribute to our understanding of delusions by providing an explanatory framework that extends beyond the personal level to the sub personal level of ... More

Dementia is Dead, Long Live Ageing: Philosophy and Practice in Connection with “Dementia”  

Julian C. Hughes

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Dementia is dead, long live aging! This chapter sets out the philosophical sources for understanding working with "dementia." The concept, "dementia," serves no useful purpose. Even ... More

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