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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
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  1. Can Psychiatry Distinguish Social Deviance From Mental Disorder?Mohammed Abouelleil & Rachel Bingham - 2014 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 21 (3):243-255.
  2. CQ Reviews (Greg Loeben, Column Editor) Divided Minds and Successive Selves: Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality, by Jennifer Radden.D. M. Adams - 2003 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 12 (1):131-133.
  3. Pervasiveness of Conduct Disorder in Special Correctional Centres in Lagos, Nigeria.Sussan O. Adeusi, A. M. Gesinde & Olujide A. Adekeye - unknown
    Conduct disorder is a maladjusted behaviour characterized by a consistent pattern of harming others or breaking accepted rules. This study examined the prevalence of conduct disorder among purposefully selected 90 adolescents in two correctional centres in Lagos, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was employed for the study because it guaranteed an accurate account of the sample for the study. Gilliam Conduct Disorder Scale was used, the items in the scale depict the specific diagnostic behaviours that are characteristic of persons with Conduct (...)
  4. Are Paraphilias Mental Disorders? The Case of the DSM.Pieter Adriaens - 2015 - In Darian Meacham (ed.), Medicine and Society, New Perspectives in Continental Philosophy. Springer Verlag.
  5. " Impossible Things Before Breakfast": A Commentary on Burman and Richmond.G. Adshead - 2001 - Philosophy Psychiatry and Psychology 8 (1):33-38.
  6. Reponses to Violence and Trauma: The Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.Gwen Adshead, Annie Bartlett & Gill Mezey - 2009 - In Annie Bartlett & Gillian McGauley (eds.), Forensic Mental Health: Concepts, Systems, and Practice. Oxford University Press.
    Chapter 9 describes and evaluates the relatively recent mental health models of the impact of trauma, and discusses the ways that traumatic events affect people, the political and cultural effects of understanding these consequences as ‘disorder’, particularly as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and concludes by looking at the relevance of the concept of PTSD to forensic populations.
  7. The Disorder of Things.Joseph Agassi - 2000 - International Studies in Philosophy 32 (2):136-138.
  8. Key Concepts: Autonomy.George J. Agich - 1994 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 1 (4):267-269.
  9. Freedom and Insanity.George J. Alexander - 1982 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 3 (3):343-350.
    The paper describes the refusal of the liberal community to assert the right of persons accused of mental illness to be free of coercive psychiatric intrusion. It suggests that the penchant for benevolent governmental intrusion into other social problems may be at fault and recommends that intervention be abandoned in favor of a return to human autonomy as a basis of the concept of freedom.
  10. Genes for Susceptibility to Mental Disorder Are Not Mental Disorder: Clarifying the Target of Evolutionary Analysis and the Role of the Environment.Nicholas B. Allen & Paul B. T. Badcock - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):405-406.
    In this commentary, we critique the appropriate behavioural features for evolutionary genetic analysis, the role of the environment, and the viability of a general evolutionary genetic model for all common mental disorders. In light of these issues, we suggest that the authors may have prematurely discounted the role of some of the mechanisms they review, particularly balancing selection. (Published Online November 9 2006).
  11. Mental Disorder, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ethics.Piers Allott - 2009 - Journal of Ethics in Mental Health 1 (1):8.
    This short contribution questions the ethics of basing the way we think and act in relation to mental disorder on beliefs and assumptions that are in the view of the author at best, unhelpful and at worst, simply incorrect.
  12. Change and Personality.John M. Anderson - 1938 - Journal of Philosophy 35 (19):505-517.
  13. Depression: The Predisposing Influence of Stress.Hymie Anisman & Robert M. Zacharko - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):89.
  14. O'Connor V. Donaldson: Insanity Inside Out.George J. Annas - 1976 - Hastings Center Report 6 (4):11-12.
  15. Dose-Dependent Laryngeal Muscle Evoked Potentials as an Indicator of Effective Vagus Nerve Stimulation.Grimonprez Annelies, Raedt Robrecht, Delbeke Jean, Vonck Kristl & Boon Paul - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  16. The Therapeutic Potential of Working Memory Training for Treating Mental Disorders.Sharaf Ansari - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  17. Mental Disorders, Evolution, and Inclusive Fitness.Antonio Preti & Paola Miotto - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):419-420.
    Grouping severe mental disorders into a global category is likely to lead to a “theory of everything” which forcefully explains everything and nothing. Speculation even at the phenotypic level of the single disorder cannot be fruitful, unless specific and testable models are proposed. Inclusive fitness must be incorporated in such models. (Published Online November 9 2006).
  18. Sexual Imprinting and Fetishism: An Evolutionary Hypothesis.Hanna Aronsson - 2011 - In Pieter R. Adriaens & Andreas de Block (eds.), Maladapting Minds: Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Evolutionary Theory. Oxford University Press. pp. 65--90.
  19. 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.
  20. Psychopathology.J. B. Ashford & J. Littrell - 1998 - In Josefina Figueira-McDonough, Ann Nichols-Casebolt & F. Ellen Netting (eds.), The Role of Gender in Practice Knowledge: Claiming Half the Human Experience. Garland. pp. 127--168.
  21. Time-Parsing and Autism.Abnormal Time Processing In Autism - 2001 - In Christoph Hoerl & Teresa McCormack (eds.), Time and Memory: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford University Press. pp. 111.
  22. Other Minds, Autism, and Depth in Human Interaction.Anita Avramides - 2013 - In K. W. M. Fulford (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Oxford University Press. pp. 275.
    This chapter suggests that, when considering the philosophical problem of other minds, we distinguish between "thick" and "thin" versions of it. While traditional approaches take the problem to be a thick one, more recent work can be seen as addressing only a thin variant. Dretske, while acknowledging the thick problem, proposes a perceptual model of our knowledge of other minds which addresses only the thin version. The chapter proposes that, in the place of the thick problem, we consider the quality (...)
  23. XML Extraction Test-DEC09-2.Benjamin J. Balas, Charles A. Nelson, Alissa Westerlund, Vanessa Vogel-Farley, Tracy Riggins & Dana Kuefner - 2010 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 4.
  24. Borderline Personality Disorder: A Dysregulation of the Endogenous Opioid System?Borwin Bandelow, Christian Schmahl, Peter Falkai & Dirk Wedekind - 2010 - Psychological Review 117 (2):623-636.
  25. Mental Disorders.Francis M. Barnes - 1924 - Journal of Philosophy 21 (6):165-166.
  26. "Autism Autos": Literally.Simon Baron-Cohen - 2005 - In Todd E. Feinberg & Julian Paul Keenan (eds.), The Lost Self: Pathologies of the Brain and Identity. Oxford University Press.
  27. Medical Models of Mental Disorder.Annie Bartlett - 2009 - In Annie Bartlett & Gillian McGauley (eds.), Forensic Mental Health: Concepts, Systems, and Practice. Oxford University Press.
  28. Mentalization-Based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide.Anthony Bateman & Peter Fonagy - 2007 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Mentalizing - the ability to understand oneself and others by inferring the mental states that lie behind overt behavior - develops during childhood within the context of a secure attachment relationship. It is crucial to self-regulation and constructive, intimate relationships. Failure to retain mentalizing, particularly in the midst of emotional interactions, is a core problem in borderline personality disorder and results in severe emotional fluctuations, impulsivity, and vulnerability to interpersonal and social interactions. Mentalization-based treatment for borderline personality disorder is a (...)
  29. Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: Mentalization Based Treatment.Anthony Bateman & Peter Fonagy - 2004 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Borderline Personality disorder is a severe personality dysfunction characterized by behavioural features such as impulsivity, identity disturbance, suicidal behaviour, emptiness, and intense and unstable relationships. Approximately 2% of the population are thought to meet the criteria for BPD. The authors of this volume - Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy - have developed a psychoanalytically oriented treatment to BPD known as mentalization treatment. With randomised controlled trials having shown this method to be effective, this book presents the first account of mentalization (...)
  30. The Monoamine Oxidase A (MAOA) Genetic Predisposition to Impulsive Violence: Is It Relevant to Criminal Trials?Matthew L. Baum - 2013 - Neuroethics 6 (2):287-306.
    In Italy, a judge reduced the sentence of a defendant by 1 year in response to evidence for a genetic predisposition to violence. The best characterized of these genetic differences, those in the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA), were cited as especially relevant. Several months previously in the USA, MAOA data contributed to a jury reducing charges from 1st degree murder (a capital offence) to voluntary manslaughter. Is there a rational basis for this type of use of MAOA evidence in criminal (...)
  31. Assessment of Size Ordered Recruitment.Parveen N. S. Bawa, Kelvin E. Jones & Richard B. Stein - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  32. The Insanity Defense in Retreat.Ronald Bayer - 1983 - Hastings Center Report 13 (6):13-16.
  33. Who Is Responsible?Carol Bayley & Nancy Berlinger - 2006 - Hastings Center Report 36 (3):11-12.
  34. Order and Disorder in Art.Monroe C. Beardsley - 1968 - In Paul Grimley Kuntz (ed.), The Concept of Order. Seattle, Published for Grinnell College by the University of Washington Press. pp. 198--99.
  35. Cultural and Historical Aspects of Eating Disorders.Jules R. Bemporad - 1997 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 18 (4).
    A review of cultural and historical accounts of anorexia nervosa indicates that this disorder is found primarily in Westernized societies during periods of relative affluence and greater social opportunities for women. Some hypotheses regarding the vulnerability to eating disorders are proposed to the basis of these data.
  36. Aperiodic Structures and Notions of Order and Disorder.S. I. Ben-Abraham & A. Quandt† - 2011 - Philosophical Magazine 91 (19-21):2718-2727.
  37. Mental Disorder and the Instability of Blame in Criminal Law.Benjamin L. Berger - 2012 - In François Tanguay-Renaud & James Stribopoulos (eds.), Rethinking Criminal Law Theory: New Canadian Perspectives in the Philosophy of Domestic, Transnational, and International Criminal Law. Hart Publishing.
  38. Rehabilitation der Krankheit in philosophischer Sicht.Rudolph Berlinger - 1977 - Perspektiven der Philosophie 3:3-17.
  39. Making Sense of the Cotard Syndrome: Insights From the Study of Depersonalisation.Alexandre Billon - 2016 - Mind and Language 31 (3):356-391.
    Patients suffering from the Cotard syndrome can deny being alive, having guts, thinking or even existing. They can also complain that the world or time have ceased to exist. In this article, I argue that even though the leading neurocognitive accounts have difficulties meeting that task, we should, and we can, make sense of these bizarre delusions. To that effect, I draw on the close connection between the Cotard syndrome and a more common condition known as depersonalisation. Even though they (...)
  40. The Definition of Mental Disorder: Evolving but Dysfunctional?R. Bingham & N. Banner - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (8):537-542.
    Extensive and diverse conceptual work towards developing a definition of ‘mental disorder’ was motivated by the declassification of homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 1973. This highly politicised event was understood as a call for psychiatry to provide assurances against further misclassification on the basis of discrimination or socio-political deviance. Today, if a definition of mental disorder fails to exclude homosexuality, then it fails to provide this safeguard against potential abuses and therefore fails to do an important part (...)
  41. Disorder Trapping and Grain Refinement During Solidification of Undercooled Fe–18 at% Ge Melts.K. Biswas, G. Phanikumar, D. Holland-Moritz, Dieter M. Herlach & K. Chattopadhyay - 2007 - Philosophical Magazine 87 (25):3817-3837.
  42. Rationality and Compulsion: Applying Action Theory to Psychiatry. [REVIEW]Andrew Bloodworth - 2009 - Health Care Analysis 17 (1):85-91.
  43. Commentary on Towards a Design-Based Analysis of Emotional Episodes.Margaret A. Boden - 1996 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 3 (2):135-136.
  44. Mind, Meaning and Mental Disorder.D. Bolton & J. Hill - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (285):504-508.
  45. Alternatives to Disorder.Derek Bolton - 2000 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 7 (2):141-153.
  46. Should a Personality Disorder Qualify as a Mental Disease in Insanity Adjudication?Richard J. Bonnie - 2010 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (4):760-763.
  47. 14 What Could Possibly Explain Autism?Jill Boucher - 1996 - In Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith (eds.), Theories of Theories of Mind. Cambridge University Press. pp. 223.
  48. A Reanalysis of Relational Disorders Using Wakefield's Theory of Harmful Dysfunction.Guy A. Boysen - 2008 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 29 (4):331-343.
  49. An Evaluation of the DSM Concept of Mental Disorder.Guy A. Boysen - 2007 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 28 (2):157-173.
    The stated purpose of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is to classify mental disorders. However, no tenable operational definition of mental disorder is offered in the manual. This leaves the possibility open that the behaviors labeled as disordered in the DSM are not members of a valid category. Attempts to define mental illness fall into the category of essentialist or relativist based, respectively, on the acceptance or denial of the existence of a defining biological attribute that all (...)
  50. The Hyperkinetic Disorder 121.Minimal Brain - 1979 - In Michael S. Gazzaniga (ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Neurobiology. , Volume 2. pp. 2--121.
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