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Harmful Dysfunction 1 Running head : HARMFUL DYSFUNCTION , MENTAL DISORDERS AND DISEASE The Harmful Dysfunction Analysis and the Differentiation Between Mental Disorder and Disease

@inproceedings{Henriques2008HarmfulD1,
  title={Harmful Dysfunction 1 Running head : HARMFUL DYSFUNCTION , MENTAL DISORDERS AND DISEASE The Harmful Dysfunction Analysis and the Differentiation Between Mental Disorder and Disease},
  author={G. Henriques},
  year={2008}
}
  • G. Henriques
  • Published 2008
  • Wakefield’s Harmful Dysfunction Analysis (HDA) for distinguishing disorders from nondisorders has received much attention in the literature. Although the analysis has many strengths, Wakefield (1999a; 1999b) fails to appropriately capture the nature of the disorder construct thereby leading to much confusion. A solution is offered suggesting disorder can be thought of as a utilitarian construct. When viewed in this light, the HDA offers an excellent and useful definition of disease for medicine… CONTINUE READING
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