“But what about real mental illnesses?” Alternatives to the disease model approach to ‘schizophrenia’

@inproceedings{Cooke2018ButWA,
  title={“But what about real mental illnesses?” Alternatives to the disease model approach to ‘schizophrenia’},
  author={Anne Cooke and Peter Kinderman},
  year={2018}
}
The old dichotomy between “neurosis” and “psychosis” appears to be alive and well in the debate about psychiatric diagnosis. It is often suggested that while diagnostic alternatives may be appropriate for the relatively common forms of distress with which we can all identify such as anxiety and depression, psychiatric diagnoses remain vital for experiences such as hearing voices, holding beliefs that others find strange, or appearing out of touch with reality—experiences that are traditionally… CONTINUE READING

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