Can The Psychopathologized Speak?

This post from Dr. Awais Aftab has been published on his blog-site Psychiatry at the Margins. It begins:

“The latest issue of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology contains my commentary, ‘Can The Psychopathologized Speak?: Notes on Social Objectivity and Psychiatric Science.’ It is in response to an excellent article by Bennett Knox, which won the 2021 Jaspers Award by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP).

Knox argues that the exclusion of the ‘psychopathologized’ from processes such as the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) constitutes a form of epistemic injustice (hermeneutical ignorance) that threatens to undermine the social objectivity of psychiatry as a scientific discipline.

I agree with the core argument in my commentary but bring up details that complicate the overall picture …”

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