ERIC Number: EJ294294
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Debating Mental Illness: Implications for Science, Medicine, and Social Policy.
Gorenstein, Ethan E.
American Psychologist, v39 n1 p50-56 Jan 1984
Debate over the existence of mental illness may be abandoned if its two components (first, the conceptual status of psychological variables determining deviance and second, society's response to individuals exhibiting certain behaviors) are disentangled. Disagreement actually centers around professional prerogatives and the legal/ethical status of the behaviorally aberrant. (GC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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