Concepts of Psychiatry by S. Nassir Ghaemi
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Concepts of Psychiatry
By S. Nassir Ghaemi

The Concepts of Psychiatry

A Pluralistic Approach to the Mind and Mental Illness

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Concepts of Psychiatry by S. Nassir Ghaemi

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Because most psychiatric illnesses are complex phenomena, no single method or approach is sufficient to explain them or the experiences of persons who suffer from them. In The Concepts of Psychiatry S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D. argues that the discipline of psychiatry can therefore be understood best from a pluralistic perspective. Grounding his approach in the works of Paul McHugh, Phillip Slavney, Leston Havens, and others, Ghaemi incorporates a more explicitly philosophical discussion of the strengths of a pluralistic model and the weaknesses of other approaches, such as biological or psychoanalytic theories, the biopsychosocial model, or eclecticism. Ghaemi's methodology is twofold: on the one hand, he applies philosophical ideas, such as utilitarian versus duty-based ethical models, to psychiatric practice. On the other hand, he subjects clinical psychiatric phenomena, such as psychosis or the Kraepelin nosology, to a conceptual analysis that is philosophically informed. This book will be of interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, as well as psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and general readers who are interested in understanding the field of psychiatry and its practices at a conceptual level.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801886300
ISBN-10: 0801886309
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Mood Disorders by S. Nassir Ghaemi Mood Disorders, Paperback (November 2007)

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Author Biography - S. Nassir Ghaemi

S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the Bipolar Disorder Research Program at Emory University School of Medicine.

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