Cooper, Rachel (2012) Psychiatric classification and subjective experience. Emotion Review., 4 (2). pp. 197-202.
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.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Emotion Review.|
|Additional Information: ||The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Emotion Review, 4 (2), 2012, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2012 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Emotion Review page: http://emr.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/|
|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)|
|ID Code: ||50902|
|Deposited By: ||ep_importer_pure|
|Deposited On: ||08 Nov 2011 15:13|
|Last Modified: ||29 May 2014 00:05|
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