Diagnostic Dilemmas in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Edited by Christian Perring and Lloyd Wells
Christian Perring, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Dowling College, USA,Lloyd Wells, Emeritus Consultant in Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
Christian Perring is Professor of Philosophy at Dowling College, NY. He has academic degrees from Oxford University, King's College London, and Princeton University. He is a member of the executive council for the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and he is the editor of Metapsychology Online Reviews. His research interests are in philosophy of psychiatry, philosophy of psychology, and moral psychology, with particular focus on issues of the moral responsibility of people with mental illness, the classification of disorders in child and adolescent psychiatry, and the role of scientific reductionism in psychiatry. He teaches in a wide variety of areas, including medical ethics, the philosophy of law, the philosophy of sex and love, and the history of psychology.
Dr. Wells recently retired after a thirty-nine year career at Mayo Clinic, where he worked in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. For twenty-two years he was Chair of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. For twelve years he served as Vice-Chair of the department, in charge of education issues. For more than twenty years he was medical director of the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry unit. Dr. Wells was a course director in the medical school for almost twenty years and served as program director for the residency programs in child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry. He examined on the general psychiatry Boards and served as education chair for the Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Associate Professor Robyn Bluhm, Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Old Dominion University, USA
Dr. Leen De Vreese, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science Ghent University, Belgium
Assistant Professor S. Brian Hood, Department of Philosophy University of West Florida, USA
Assistant Professor Bhanu Prakash Kolla, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
Associate Professor Benjamin J. Lovett, Elmira College, USA
Professor Jorid Moen, MD, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas University of Oslo, Norway
Professor Christian Perring, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Dowling College, USA
Professor John Zell Sadler, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr Jennifer Vande Voort, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
Associate Professor Lloyd A. Wells, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
Associate Professor Sara Worley, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, USA