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Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research

Jeffrey Poland and Serife Tekin


The subject of the book is the culture of crisis and controversy that exists in contemporary mental health research, following the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and the National Institute of Mental Health’s declaration of it as unfit for guiding research in psychiatry. The book explores both the nature and sources of the crisis as well as whether and, if so, how, it can be overcome. It brings together a collection of original articles that develop and apply various analytical ideas and strategies from the philosophy of sci ... More

Keywords: Extraordinary science, crisis in psychiatric research, problems with the DSM, RDoC, explanation, scientific research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035484
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Poland, editor
Brown University

Serife Tekin, editor
Daemen College

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