The Psychiatric Diagnosis Debate: A Discursive Analysis of Public Comments Made Following Online News Articles about the Debate.
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Sweeney, Philippa 2015. The Psychiatric Diagnosis Debate: A Discursive Analysis of Public Comments Made Following Online News Articles about the Debate. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London Psychology
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In May 2013 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the fifth version of the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-5). The DSM aims to provide a classification system and list of diagnostic criteria for ‘psychiatric disorders’ used by healthcare systems around the world. To coincide with this, the UK’s Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) released a position statement calling for a ‘paradigm shift’ away from psychiatric classification and conceptual systems based on a ‘disease model’ (DCP, 2013). This set the stage for the long-standing debate about psychiatric diagnosis and the dominance of the biomedical model to be played out in online news media, therefore opening up the debate to larger audiences in a context where readers were able to comment on the debate.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.4540|
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|Deposited||21 Oct 2015|
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