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Author McNally, Richard J

Title What is mental illness? / Richard J. McNally

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  RC454 .M326 2011    AVAILABLE  Cupola Society-John R. Gardiner '72
 URI  RC454 M326 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  RC454 .M326 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 277 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents An epidemic of madness? -- Are we pathologizing everyday life? -- Can evolutionary psychology make sense of mental disorder? -- Psychopathology as adaptation? -- Does society create (some) mental disorders? -- Is it in our genes? -- Do mental disorders differ by kind or degree? -- So what is mental illness anyway?
Note Discusses the classification process for mental illness, examing the difficulty that practioners have of separating normal reactions to everyday stresses from true mental disorders, which involve recurring patterns of symptoms and behaviors
LC subject Mental illness
Mental illness -- United States
Mesh Subject Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders -- United States
ISBN 9780674046498 (alk. paper)
0674046498 (alk. paper)