Conference – Stuart Kirk in Brussels

PLEST (Platform for the Studies of Science and Technology)

La plateforme « Normes, genre et sexualités » de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles

Vous invitent à la conférence de :

Stuart Kirk

Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA School of Public Affairs

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the Illusion of Progress in Psychiatric Diagnosis

Le lundi 15 mars 2010 à 18h00

(ULB, campus du Solbosch, H2215)


En outre, un séminaire de recherche avec Stuart Kirk sera organisé le

Mardi 16 mars 2010 de 10h00 à 12h00

Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, local P 61

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Conference: "Brain and Self: The Problems of Psychiatric Nosology"

Brain and Self. Psychiatric Nosology: Definition, History and Validity

The field of psychiatry is again undergoing a major re-examination of its classification system. The two major nosologic systems – DSM and ICD – are both currently undergoing revisions. This conference – to be held April 21-23, 2010 in Copenhagen under the sponsorship of the University of Copenhagen (Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Subjectivity Research; Psychiatric Center Hvidovre; PhD School, Faculty of Health Sciences) – will examine the conceptual and philosophical bases for psychiatric diagnoses. The conference is organized into 5 sessions:

i) The Basics – The Definition of Psychiatric Illness and Rules for Classification,
ii) The Historical Development of Modern Psychiatric Diagnoses,
iii) Concepts of Validity in Psychology and Psychiatry,
iv) Application to Major Depression and Schizophrenia and
v) The Way(s) Forward.

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