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Author Biegler, Paul, 1963-

Title The Ethical Treatment of Depression : Autonomy Through Psychotherapy / Paul Biegler
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations
Series Philosophical psychopathology : disorders of the mind
Philosophical psychopathology.
Contents Autonomy : the importance of justified beliefs about material facts -- Autonomy : the importance of justified beliefs about affect -- Depression : disorder of affect, disorder of autonomy -- Understanding negative biases promotes autonomy in depression -- Understanding causal stressors promotes autonomy in depression -- A special duty to promote autonomy in depression : the moral case for psychotherapy
Summary Is there is a moral imperative on physicians to refer patients with mental depression for psychotherapy rather that treating the ailment with drugs? Psychotherapy, in particular cognitive behavior therapy, promotes autonomy & it is the loss of autonomy, argues Paul Biegler, that is at the heart of depression
Analysis PHILOSOPHY/Philosophy of Mind/General
COGNITIVE SCIENCES/Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Depression, Mental -- Treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects
Cognitive therapy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Autonomy (Psychology)
Depressive Disorder -- therapy
Antidepressive Agents
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- ethics
Personal Autonomy
MEDICAL -- Ethics.
Autonomy (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010036606
ISBN 9780262295628