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Published: 08 May 2011

344 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199558667

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Maladapting Minds

Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Evolutionary Theory

Edited by Pieter R. Adriaens and Andreas De Block

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Explores the relationship between evolutionary theory, psychiatry, and philosophy of psychiatry, resulting in a book that is unique in its approach and scope
  • Scrutinizes evolutionary accounts of various mental disorders, including phobias, fetishism, developmental disorders, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and schizophrenia
  • Tackles crucial conceptual issues in psychiatry, such as the modularity of mind, and the concept of mental disorder
  • Contains chapters written by both proponents and critics of contemporary evolutionary psychiatry, helping the reader to form a balanced opinion on the topic

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