The Role of Comorbidity in the Crisis of the Current Psychiatric Classification System

@article{Aragona2009TheRO,
  title={The Role of Comorbidity in the Crisis of the Current Psychiatric Classification System},
  author={Massimiliano Aragona},
  journal={Philosophy, Psychiatry, \& Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={1 - 11}
}
  • M. Aragona
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology
The present paper discusses the problem of psychiatric comorbidity within the context of Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions. A conceptual analysis is carried out to clarify the role of those philosophical implicit positions that influence the empirical problems related to comorbidity. Psychiatric comorbidity is an artifactual byproduct of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) classification because of its internal characteristics. The authors of the DSM-III tried… Expand
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