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Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry By Joel Paris (Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry)

Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry
by Joel Paris (Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry)

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The costs of excessive medical care are becoming increasingly clear across many domains of health. Dr. Joel Paris is uniquely qualified to reveal and explain the potential harms to mental health in Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry: How Modern Psychiatry Lost Its Way While Creating a Diagnosis for Almost All of Life's Misfortunes.
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Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry: How Modern Psychiatry Lost Its Way While Creating a Diagnosis for Almost All of Life's Misfortunes by Joel Paris (Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry)

As one of the few books to thoroughly examine the critical problem of over-diagnosis in psychiatry today, Dr. Joel Paris - author of The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5 (R) - shows how over-diagnosis leads to over-treatment in Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry: How Modern Psychiatry Lost Its Way While Creating a Diagnosis for Almost All of Life's Misfortune. Leaving no stone unturned, Dr. Paris considers the complications of the DSM-5 system with particular reference to major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. While each of these conditions have given rise to diagnostic fads and epidemics, the classification of mental disorders remains provisional without any biomarkers for mental disorders. Because of this, Dr. Paris makes the case for the importance of conservative diagnoses, recognizing that normal variants are not necessarily disorders.

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Dr. Paris is a psychiatrist who knows his onions and so can make you weep. But the cause is not the onions. He weeps at the current fashion to give everyone a psychiatric diagnosis irrespective of its value or validity. He weeps at the failure to recognise strengths in people rather than weaknesses, and after reading his book we should all gain from one of its key sentences 'it would probably be better to define mental health, not as happiness, but as resilience in the face of adversity'." - Peter Tyrer, Professor of Community Psychiatry, Centre for Mental Health, Imperial College, London

About Joel Paris (Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry)


Joel Paris was born in New York City, but has spent most of his life in Canada. Dr. Paris' research interest is in borderline personality disorder. Dr. Paris has 193 peer-reviewed articles, and is the author of 17 books and 40 book chapters. Dr. Paris is an educator who has has won awards for his teaching.

Table of Contents


Introduction ; Part I: Background ; Chapter 1-Diagnosis in psychiatry ; Chapter 2-DSM and its discontents ; Chapter 3-Over-diagnosis and overtreatment ; Chapter 4- Science, philosophy and diagnosis ; Part II: Categories Most Likely to Be Over-diagnosed ; Chapter 5: How <"major>" is major depression? ; Chapter 6: The boundaries of bipolarity ; Chapter 7: PTSD and trauma ; Chapter 8-ADHD and attention ; Chapter 9-Personality and personality disorder ; Chapter 10-Other disorders in which over-diagnosis is a risk ; Part III: Diagnosis and Normality ; Chapter 11-How do we know what is normal? ; Chapter 12-Where do we go from here?

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Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry: How Modern Psychiatry Lost Its Way While Creating a Diagnosis for Almost All of Life's Misfortunes by Joel Paris (Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry)
Joel Paris (Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry)
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Oxford University Press Inc
2015-07-16
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0199350647
9780199350643
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