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Disputed diagnoses 

Disputed diagnoses
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Disputed diagnoses
Author(s):

Christopher Dowrick

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199545292.003.0003
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date: 18 October 2019

Chapter 3 explains why the assumptions of depression being a valid concept in the sense that it refers to something which is specific and unitary, and that it is a useful concept because it provides a basis for intervening to improve people's health, are open to question, and shows that the validity of depression as a medical concept is debatable, for four main reasons.

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