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Troubling Diagnoses

Sociology of Diagnosis

ISBN: 978-0-85724-575-5, eISBN: 978-0-85724-576-2

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 3 August 2011

Abstract

Social implications – By illustrating that diagnoses are cultural objects imbued with political meaning, the ideological effects and social control potential of diagnostic biopsychiatry may be mitigated.

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McGann, P. (2011), "Troubling Diagnoses", McGann, P. and Hutson, D.J. (Ed.) Sociology of Diagnosis (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 331-362. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-6290(2011)0000012019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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