Mental disorder, illness and biological disfunction

Philosophy 37:73-82 (1994)
Abstract
I shall begin with the "anti-psychiatry" view that the lack of a physical basis excludes many familiar mental disorders from the category of "illness". My response to this argument will be that anti-psychiatrists are probably right to hold that most mental disorders do not involve any physical disorder, but that they are wrong to conclude from this that these mental disorders are not illnesses
Keywords Biology  Disorder  Mental Illness  Psychotherapy  Science
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DOI 10.1017/S135824610000998X
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R. Cooper (2002). Disease. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 33 (2):263-282.
Rachel Cooper (2002). Disease. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (2):263-282.

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