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Title Extraordinary science and psychiatry : responses to the crisis in mental health research / edited by Jeffrey Poland and Şerife Tekin
Published Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 327 pages)
Series Philosophical psychopathology
Philosophical psychopathology.
Contents Introduction : psychiatric research and extraordinary science / Jeffrey Poland and Şerife Tekin -- Kinds or tails? / Edouard Machery -- Evidence-based medicine, biological psychiatry, and the role of science in medicine / Robyn Bluhm -- RDoC's metaphysical assumptions : problems and promises / Ginger Hoffman and Peter Zachar -- Psychopathology without nosology : the research domain criteria project as normal science / Claire Pouncey -- The promise of computational psychiatry / Jeffrey Poland and Michael Frank -- Personalized psychiatry and scientific causal explanations : two accounts / Aaron Kostko and John Bickle -- The shift to mechanistic explanation and classification / Kelso Cratsley -- Classification, rating scales, and promoting user-led research / Rachel Cooper -- Six myths about schizophrenia : a paradigm well beyond it's use-by date? / Richard Bentall -- Looking for the self in psychiatry : perils and promises of phenomenology-neuroscience partnership in schizophrenia research / Şerife Tekin -- DSM applications to young children : are there really bipolar and depressed two year olds? / Harold Kincaid -- Truth and sanity : positive illusions, spiritual delusions & metaphysical hallucinations / Owen Flanagan and George Graham
Summary Leading scholars offer perspectives from the philosophy of science on the crisis in psychiatric research that exploded after the publication of DSM-5
"Psychiatry and mental health research is in crisis, with tensions between psychiatry's clinical and research aims and controversies over diagnosis, treatment, and scientific constructs for studying mental disorders. At the center of these controversies is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which--especially after the publication of DSM-5--many have found seriously flawed as a guide for research. This book addresses the crisis and the associated 'extraordinary science' (Thomas Kuhn's term for scientific research during a state of crisis) from the perspective of philosophy of science. The goal is to help reconcile the competing claims of science and phenomenology within psychiatry and to offer new insights for the philosophy of science. The contributors discuss the epistemological origins of the current crisis, the nature of evidence in psychiatric research, and the National Institute for Mental Health's Research Domain Criteria project. They consider particular research practices in psychiatry--computational, personalized, mechanistic, and user-led--and the specific categories of schizophrenia, depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. Finally, they examine the DSM's dubious practice of pathologizing normality"--Publisher's website
Analysis COGNITIVE SCIENCES/Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 13, 2017)
Subject Psychiatry -- Research.
Evidence-based medicine.
Mental health.
Mental Health
Empirical Research
Evidence-Based Medicine
mental health.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
PHILOSOPHY -- General.
Mental health
Evidence-based medicine
Psychiatry -- Research
Form Electronic book
Author Poland, Jeffrey Stephen, editor.
Tekin, Şerife, editor.
ISBN 9780262341752