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Published: 18 August 2020

240 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197504277

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Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry

How Modern Psychiatry Lost Its Way While Creating a Diagnosis for Almost All of Life's Misfortunes

Second Edition

Author Joel Paris

  • One of the few books to examine the issue of over-diagnosis in contemporary psychiatry
  • Focuses on conditions most likely to be over-diagnosed, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Asserts the gravity of distinguishing normality from psychopathology

New to this Edition:

  • Examines the link between aggressive psychopharmacology and current diagnostic practices
  • Discusses transdiagnostic approaches to the classification of mental disorders

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