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Summary The term "psychopathology" is used in a variety of contexts in philosophy of psychiatry. Broadly put, it refers to the philosophical and scientific study of mental disorders. It is also used, however, to denote behaviors or symptoms that are indicative of mental illness, such as hallucinations.
Key works Maibom 2008 Graham 1999 Poland et al 1994
Introductions Poland et al 1994
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  1. Book Review: Mental Disorder, Work Disability, and the Law. [REVIEW]Michael L. Perlin - 1997 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 25 (4):310-313.
  2. Through the Community Looking Glass: Reevaluating the Ethical and Policy Implications of Research on Adolescent Risk and Psychopathology.Scyatta A. Wallace & Celia B. Fisher - 2000 - Ethics and Behavior 10 (2):99-118.
    Drawing on a conception of scientists and community members as partners in the construction of ethically responsible research practices, this article urges investigators to seek the perspectives of teenagers and parents in evaluating the personal and political costs and benefits of research on adolescent risk behaviors. Content analysis of focus group discussions involving over 100 parents and teenagers from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds revealed community opinions regarding the scientific merit, social value, racial bias, and participant and group harms and (...)
  3. On the Subject Matter of Phenomenological Psychopathology.Anthony Vincent Fernandez & Allan Køster - forthcoming - In Giovanni Stanghellini, Matthew Broome, Anthony Vincent Fernandez, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Andrea Raballo & René Rosfort (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology.
    “On the Subject Matter of Phenomenological Psychopathology” provides a framework for the phenomenological study of mental disorders. The framework relies on a distinction between (ontological) existentials and (ontic) modes. Existentials are the categorial structures of human existence, such as intentionality, temporality, selfhood, and affective situatedness. Modes are the particular, concrete phenomena that belong to these categorial structures, with each existential having its own set of modes. In the first section, we articulate this distinction by drawing primarily on the work of (...)
  4. The Ethical and Empirical Status of Dimensional Diagnosis: Implications for Public Mental Health?Kelso Cratsley - forthcoming - Neuroethics:1-17.
    The field of mental health continues to struggle with the question of how best to structure its diagnostic systems. This issue is of considerable ethical importance, but the implications for public health approaches to mental health have yet to be explored in any detail. In this article I offer a preliminary treatment, drawing out several core issues while sounding a note of caution. A central strand of the debates over diagnosis has been the contrast between categorical and dimensional models, with (...)
  5. A Second-Person Model to Anomalous Social Cognition.Inês Hipólito & Jorge Martins - 2018 - In J. Gonçalves, J. G. Pereira & Inês Hipólito (eds.), Studies in Brain and Mind. Springer Verlag. pp. 55-69.
    Reports of patients with schizophrenia show a fragmented and anomalous subjective experience. This pathological subjective experience, we suggest, can be related to the fact that disembodiment inhibits the possibility of intersubjective experience, and more importantly of common sense. In this paper, we ask how to investigate the anomalous experience both from qualitative and quantitative viewpoints. To our knowledge, few studies have focused on a clinical combination of both first- phenomenological assessment and third-person biological methods, especially for Schizophrenia, or ASD therapeutics (...)
  6. Schizophrenia, Social Practices and Cultural Values: A Conceptual Introduction.Inês Hipólito, J. Pereira & J. Gonçalves - 2018 - In Inês Hipólito, Jorge Gonçalves & João G. Pereira (eds.), Studies in Brain and Mind. Springer Verlag. pp. 1-15.
    Schizophrenia is usually described as a fragmentation of subjective experience and the impossibility to engage in meaningful cultural and intersubjective practices. Although the term schizophrenia is less than 100 years old, madness is generally believed to have accompanied mankind through its historical and cultural ontogeny. What does it mean to be “mad”? The failure to adopt social practices or to internalize cultural values of common sense? Despite the vast amount of literature and research, it seems that the study of schizophrenia (...)
  7. The Self and its Defences.M. Di Francesco, M. Marraffa & A. Paternoster - 2016 - London: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    In this book we offer a theory of the self, whose core ideas are that the self is a process of self-representing, and this process aims mainly at defending the self-conscious subject against the threat of its metaphysical inconsistence. In other words, the self is essentially a repertoire of psychological manoeuvres whose outcome is a self-representation aimed at coping with the fundamental fragility of the human subject. Our picture of the self differs from both the idealist and the eliminative approaches (...)
  8. What Is It Like to Be an Alien?Matt Matravers - 2017 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (5):743-749.
    This brief article is concerned with an aspect of Jonathan Glover's book, Alien Landscapes?. After reflecting a little on the book as a whole, the question that is taken up is, ‘Why might a book that seeks to help those without mental disorders understand what they are like “from the inside” be of interest to laymen and practitioners in the criminal law?’. One answer lies in part in the way that ‘what it is like from the inside’ might interact with (...)
  9. Structural Model.Kelso Cratsley - 2017 - In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer. pp. 1-5.
    The mind is not unitary. Despite enduring Cartesian influences, the idea that mental activity is the work of an assortment of processes remains one of the more plausible guiding assumptions of psychological research. Freud endorsed a distinctive variant of this broader explanatory commitment. Beginning with his earlier metapsychological works, he slowly developed a view of the mind as a collection of closely related systems. Famously, these ultimately became known as the id, ego, and super-ego. Like much of Freud’ s work, (...)
  10. Disorientation and the Medicalization of Struggle.Ami Harbin - 2014 - Ijfab: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 7 (1):99-121.
    As a text in use by mental health practitioners, policy makers, and ordinary individuals, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) categorizes a variety of mental, psychological, and emotional experiences on a wide spectrum of disorders. Many common experiences are described there as symptoms, chiefly for the purposes of identifying, diagnosing, and treating disorders. “Disorientations” are not (yet) categorized as a stand-alone disorder in the DSM, but involve a cluster of experiences that border on and overlap with experiences (...)
  11. Are Culture-Bound Syndromes as Real as Universally-Occurring Disorders?Rachel Cooper - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 41 (4):325-332.
    This paper asks what it means to say that a disorder is a “real” disorder and then considers whether culture-bound syndromes are real disorders. Following J.L. Austin I note that when we ask whether some supposed culture-bound syndrome is a real disorder we should start by specifying what possible alternatives we have in mind. We might be asking whether the reported behaviours genuinely occur, that is, whether the culture-bound syndrome is a genuine phenomenon as opposed to a myth. We might (...)
  12. Establishing Diganostic Criteria: The Role of Clinical Pragmatics.Louise Cummings - 2012 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 8 (1):61-84.
    The study of pragmatic disorders is of interest to speech-language pathologists who have a professional responsibility to assess and treat communication impairments. However, these disorders, it will be argued in this paper, have a significance beyond the clinical management of clients with communication impairments. Specifically, pragmatic disorders can now make a contribution to the diagnosis of a range of clinical conditions in which communication is adversely affected. These conditions include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the autistic spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and the (...)
  13. Hogen Monogatari, Tale of the Disorder in Hogen.Helen McCullough & William R. Wilson - 1973 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 93 (2):223.
  14. Diagnosing Mental Disorders and Saving the Normal.Fredrik Svenaeus - 2014 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 17 (2):241-244.
  15. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Mental Disorder.Philip Gerrans & Jakob Hohwy (eds.) - 2011 - Routledge.
  16. Agency and Mental States in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.Judit Szalai - 2016 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 23 (1):47-59.
    The dominant philosophical conceptions of obsessive-compulsive behavior present its subject as having a deficiency, usually characterized as volitional, due to which she lacks control and choice in acting. Compulsions (mental or physical) tend to be treated in isolation from the obsessive thoughts that give rise to them. I offer a different picture of compulsive action, one that is, I believe, more faithful to clinical reality. The clue to (most) obsessive-compulsive behavior seems to be the way obsessive thoughts, which are grounded (...)
  17. When Is Deep Brain Stimulation a Medical Benefit, and What Is Required for Consent?Sven Nyholm & Stephen M. Campbell - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 7 (3):150-152.
    Hübner and White argue that we should not administer DBS to psychopathic prisoners. While we are sympathetic to their conclusion, we argue that the authors’ two central arguments for this conclusion are problematic. Their first argument appeals to an overly restrictive conception of individual medical benefit: namely, that an individual medical benefit must alleviate subjective suffering. We highlight cases that clearly constitute individual medical benefits although there is no relief of subjective suffering. The second argument depends on an overly restrictive (...)
  18. Doubt in the Insula: Risk Processing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.Judy Luigjes, Martijn Figee, Philippe N. Tobler, Wim van den Brink, Bart de Kwaasteniet, Guido van Wingen & Damiaan Denys - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
  19. Computer Enabled Neuroplasticity Treatment: A Clinical Trial of a Novel Design for Neurofeedback Therapy in Adult ADHD.Benjamin Cowley, Édua Holmström, Kristiina Juurmaa, Levas Kovarskis & Christina M. Krause - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
  20. Prestimulus Low Frequency EEG Affects Processing Outcomes in the Equiprobable Go/NoGo Task in Healthy Ageing.De Blasio Frances & Barry Robert - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  21. Where and When to Look: Understanding Emotional Face Perception in Frontotemporal Dementia.Hutchings Rosalind, Palermo Romina, Bruggemann Jason, Hodges John, Piguet Olivier & Kumfor Fiona - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  22. Developmental Foreign Accent Syndrome: Report of a New Case.Stefanie Keulen, Peter Mariën, Peggy Wackenier, Roel Jonkers, Roelien Bastiaanse & Jo Verhoeven - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
  23. Immaturity of Visual Fixations in Dyslexic Children.Aimé Tiadi, Christophe-Loïc Gérard, Hugo Peyre, Emmanuel Bui-Quoc & Maria Pia Bucci - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
  24. Altered Structural Correlates of Impulsivity in Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder.Xin Du, Xin Qi, Yongxin Yang, Guijin Du, Peihong Gao, Yang Zhang, Wen Qin, Xiaodong Li & Quan Zhang - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
  25. Relative Power of Specific EEG Bands and Their Ratios During Neurofeedback Training in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.Yao Wang, Estate M. Sokhadze, Ayman S. El-Baz, Xiaoli Li, Lonnie Sears, Manuel F. Casanova & Allan Tasman - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  26. Cognitive Tasks During Expectation Affect the Congruency ERP Effects to Facial Expressions.Huiyan Lin, Claudia Schulz & Thomas Straube - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  27. Social Anxiety Disorder and the Psychobiology of Self-Consciousness.Dan J. Stein - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  28. Research Domain Criteria: A Final Paradigm for Psychiatry?Walter Glannon - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  29. The Therapeutic Potential of Working Memory Training for Treating Mental Disorders.Sharaf Ansari - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  30. Benefits of Listening to a Recording of Euphoric Joint Music Making in Polydrug Abusers.Thomas Hans Fritz, Marius Vogt, Annette Lederer, Lydia Schneider, Eira Fomicheva, Martha Schneider & Arno Villringer - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  31. A Study of Tapping by the Unaffected Finger of Patients Presenting with Central and Peripheral Nerve Damage.Lingli Zhang, Xiuying Han, Peihong Li, Yang Liu, Yulian Zhu, Jun Zou & Zhusheng Yu - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  32. Age-Related Processing Strategies and Go–Nogo Effects in Task-Switching: An ERP Study.Zsófia A. Gaál & István Czigler - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  33. A Commentary On: Affective Coding: The Emotional Dimension of Agency.David Smailes, Peter Moseley & Sam Wilkinson - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  34. Re-Assesssing the Pre-Attentive Nature of Integrating Emotional Faces and Voices: An Event-Related Potential Study.Ho Tam, Kotz Sonja & Kim Jeesun - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  35. The Internet Addiction Level on Resting-State Brain Connectivity.Hsieh Shulan & Chen Der-Yow - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  36. The Influence of Pre-Specified Targets on Categorisation Tasks.Doring Natalie, Brooks Anna & Van Der Zwan Rick - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  37. Mismatch Field Provides a Biological Link Between High Autistic and Schizotypal Tendencies.Ford Talitha & Crewther David - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  38. The Effect of Unconscious Emotional Faces on Spatial Attention: An ERP Study.Li Ling, Kong Xianxian & Jin Zhenlan - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  39. The Benefit of Two? : An Investigation of Concurrent Segregation in Autistic Spectrum Disorder Using the Dichotic Pitch Paradigm.Lodhia Veema, Johnson Blake, Brock Jon, Hamm Jeffrey & Hautus Michael - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  40. Under the Influence: Alcohol Impairs Inhibition of Negative Distractors, but Only in Men.Kranz Laura, Bell Lauren, Carmel David, Crawford Matt, Andrejic Natalija & Grimshaw Gina - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  41. Losing the Feel for Social Judgements: Age-Related Physiological Changes When Evaluating the Approachability of Emotional Faces.Willis Megan, Netscher Christina, Terrett Gill & Rendell Peter - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  42. Mismatch Negativity in Autism Spectrum Disorder.Schall Ulrich, Weismueller Benjamin, Thienel Renate, Youlden Anne-Marie & Fulham Ross - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  43. Multimodal Emotion Integration in Bipolar Disorder: An Investigation of Involuntary Cross-Modal Influences Between Facial and Prosodic Channels.Van Rheenen Tamsyn & Rossell Susan - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  44. Self-Regulation Therapy Increases Frontal Gray Matter in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Evaluation by Voxel-Based Morphometry.Debra W. Soh, Jovanka Skocic, Kelly Nash, Sara Stevens, Gary R. Turner & Joanne Rovet - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  45. Recognition Memory of Neutral Words Can Be Impaired by Task-Irrelevant Emotional Encoding Contexts: Behavioral and Electrophysiological Evidence.Qin Zhang, Xuan Liu, Wei An, Yang Yang & Yinan Wang - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  46. Differential Effects of Emotional Cues on Components of Prospective Memory: An ERP Study.Giorgia Cona, Matthias Kliegel & Patrizia S. Bisiacchi - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  47. A Bidirectional Relationship Between Physical Activity and Executive Function in Older Adults.Michael Daly, David McMinn & Julia L. Allan - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  48. Gestures Make Memories, but What Kind? Patients with Impaired Procedural Memory Display Disruptions in Gesture Production and Comprehension.Nathaniel B. Klooster, Susan W. Cook, Ergun Y. Uc & Melissa C. Duff - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  49. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Re-Examined as Cognitive and Emotional Neuroentrainment.Olivier A. Coubard - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  50. Comparison of EEG Propagation Speeds Under Emotional Stimuli on Smartphone Between the Different Anxiety States.Tetsuya Asakawa, Ayumi Muramatsu, Takuto Hayashi, Tatsuya Urata, Masato Taya & Yuko Mizuno-Matsumoto - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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