Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 February 2008

336 Pages | 2 illustrations


ISBN: 9780198565925

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Highly commended in the Mental Health Category of the BMA Book Awards 2009

What is Mental Disorder?

An essay in philosophy, science, and values

Derek Bolton

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • A timely appraisal of how we diagnose, define, and treat mental disorder, written by a leading figure in the philosophy and psychiatry movement
  • Challenges many of our assumptions surrounding mental disorder in a short and accessible review
  • Considers the problems implicit in viewing mental disorder according to medical or scientific norms

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