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  • Modern-Day Relics of Psychiatry. [Journal Article]
    J Nerv Ment Dis 2019; 207(9):701-704Tripathi S, Messias E, … Salomon RM
  • Constantly shifting cultural views influence public perceptions of psychiatric diagnoses, sometimes accommodated by changes in diagnostic terminology. Evolving scientific knowledge of the era is at times used to justify and support mental illnesses. Too often, however, remasked nomenclatures fail to alter social stigma, in part because political arguments are used. Scientific validations of varia…
  • Do health professionals have a prototype concept of disease? The answer is no. [Journal Article]
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 2017; 12(1):6Hofmann B
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study falsifies the hypothesis that disease is a prototype concept for health professionals. This has implications for the debate on core concepts for health care. If health professionals do not have a prototype concept of disease, it is unlikely that there is a prototype concept of disease in general. Consequently, nosologies should not be based on prototypes.
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