Postmodernism and clinical practice: a critical analysis of the disease model.

J. T. Pardeck, John W Murphy

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The disease model attempts to explain a variety of phenomena ranging from mental illness to criminal behavior. This approach is grounded in the Western philosophical tradition of dualism. The limitations of the disease model are analyzed through a postmodern perspective. Socially sensitive strategies for clinical intervention are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1187-1194
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number3 Pt 2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


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