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Participatory Interactive Objectivity in Psychiatry

Tekin, Serife (2022) Participatory Interactive Objectivity in Psychiatry. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper challenges the exclusion of patients from epistemic practices in psychiatry
by examining the creation and revision processes of the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), a document produced by the American Psychiatric
Association that identifies the properties of mental disorders and thereby guides
research, diagnosis, treatment, and various administrative tasks. It argues there are
epistemic – rather than exclusively social/political – reasons for including patients in the
DSM revision process. Individuals with mental disorders are indispensable resources
to enhance psychiatric epistemology, especially in the context of the crisis,
controversy, and uncertainty surrounding mental health research and treatment.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Tekin, Serife0000-0001-8523-0435
Keywords: psychiatry, objectivity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr Serife Tekin
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2022 04:08
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 04:08
Item ID: 20480
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Date: 18 April 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20480

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