The diseased embodied mind: constructing a conception of mental disease in relation to the person.

Title

The diseased embodied mind: constructing a conception of mental disease in relation to the person.

Creator

Aultman Julie M

Publisher

Medicine, health care, and philosophy

Date

2010
2010-11

Description

Without a better understanding of mental disease, patients diagnosed with a mental disease may be mistreated clinically and/or socially, and caregivers and families may be wrongfully blamed for causing the disease and/or for not effectively helping and developing meaningful relationships with the patient as person. In trying to understand mental disease and why its various dimensions raise difficulties for our systems of classification and our medical models of diagnosis and treatment, a framework is required. This framework will connect metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical considerations in ways that are mutually supportive and illuminating. This, in turn, will benefit those who are diseased and those persons who study, classify, diagnose, and treat disease.

Subject

*Mental Disorders/classification; *Mind-Body Relations; *Personhood; *Philosophy; Autistic Disorder; Humans; Individuality; Medical; Mental Disorders – Classification; Mental Processes; Metaphysical; Philosophy; Psychiatry – Ethical Issues; Psychiatry/*ethics

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

321–332

Issue

4

Volume

13

Citation

Aultman Julie M, “The diseased embodied mind: constructing a conception of mental disease in relation to the person.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3240.

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