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The Philosophy of PsychiatryA Companion$
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Jennifer Radden

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149531

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.001.0001

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Personal Identity, Characterization Identity, and Mental Disorder

(p.133) Chapter 9 IDENTITY
The Philosophy of Psychiatry
Jennifer Radden
Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses theories of personal identity and examines some of their ethical and normative consequences in relation to two particular disorders: dissociative identity disorder and manic depression. It shows how characterization identity—constituted by the content of a person's self-concept—plays an important part in practice, as well as in diagnostic categories such as Gender Identity Disorder, a diagnosis that has been the subject of recent, vehement critique.

Keywords:   multiplicity, dissociative identity disorder, manic depression, Gender Identity Disorder

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