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Lecture 9 Summary......
Jeremy Jackson
|   NW 3431
In Person
|    Tues 6:30-9:20
Allen Francis: "There is no definition of mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it."

The Four Methods of Determining What Something Is

Metaphysics vs Operationism vs CV Theory Vs The OLV

How each method addresses the problem of the nature of mental illness


A Critical Issue: The Nature of Depression

Thomas Szasz - what is depression

DSM - what is depression

Allen Francis - what is depression

The conceptual argument: The role of language in science and medicine

The empirical argument: correlation of depression mediation use, correlation of depression with brain structure and function findings

The human argument: The meaning of life.......



The history of DSM

The definition of mental disorder given in DSM

Symptoms vs criteria - a basic confusion in DSM

Diagnosis vs labeling



The person as our subject.

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