Cooper, Rachel (2012) Psychiatric classification and subjective experience. Emotion Review., 4 (2). pp. 197-202.Full text not available from this repository.
This article does not directly consider the feelings and emotions that occur in mental illness. Rather, it concerns a higher level methodological question: To what extent is an analysis of feelings and felt emotions of importance for psychiatric classification? Some claim that producing a phenomenologically informed descriptive psychopathology is a prerequisite for serious taxonomic endeavor. Others think that classifications of mental disorders may ignore subjective experience. A middle view holds that classification should at least map the contours of the phenomenology of mental illness. This article examines these options. I conclude that it is not true that phenomenology is a logical prerequisite for classification, nor even that classification should necessarily respect phenomenological boundaries, but that detailed phenomenological examination can sometimes inform classification.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Emotion Review.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||classification ; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ; international classification of diseases ; phenomenology ; Subjective experience|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||08 Nov 2011 15:13|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2013 14:20|
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