The Inadequacies of Contemporary Psychiatric Diagnosis

  • Roy R. GrinkerSr.


In my opinion diagnosis is one of the most important issues confronting modern psychiatry. Diagnoses and classifications cannot be denied as the first scientific steps to answer the question beginning with “what.” Without better answers to this question we could not possibly approach or resolve the “how” and “why” questions which bear on causes, course and adaptations to them (26).


Mental Illness Psychiatric Diagnosis General System Theory Thought Disorder Acute Schizophrenia 
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