philosophy of psychiatry

It’s Been Utility All Along: An Alternate Understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and The Depressive Realism Hypothesis

This article by Sahanika Ratnayake has been published in the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology on the Project Muse website. The abstract says: “Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), one of the most popular schools of psychotherapy, associates mental illnesses such as depression,…
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Conceptual Competence in Psychiatry: Recommendations for Education and Training

This paper by Awais Aftab and G. Scott Waterman has been published in Academic Psychiatry. It begins: “It has been recognized since the early days of modern psychiatry that conceptual and philosophical questions are intimately tied to more practical and clinical…
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Madness and the demand for recognition

Subtitled “A philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism”, this book has been written by┬áMohammed Abouelleil Rashed. The publishers say: “Madness is a complex and contested term. Through time and across cultures it has acquired many formulations: for some, madness is…
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