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Evaluating the Validity of "Schizophrenia"; The Background: Events Leading Up To The Introduction of "Schizophrenia"; The Necessary Conditions for Inferring Schizophrenia - 1: The Development of Diagnostic Criteria; The Official Correspondence Rules for Inferring Schizophrenia - 2: DSM-III, III-R and IV; Genetic Research; Supporting and Maintaining "Schizophrenia": Language, Arguments and Benefits; Living Without "Schizophrenia" - Issues and Some Alternatives.


'This book presents arguments so profound that you (the reader) will never be able to think of "schizophrenia" in the same way; it may even help you stop thinking about it at all.' - Tony Lavender, Director. Salomans Centre for Applied Social & Psychological Development 'This is a marvellous piece of scholarship. Boyle's analysis is relentless, exceedingly informative, and will undoubtedly be disturbing to all that find comfort in fuzzy thinking, conventional wisdom and unexamined evidence.' - Stuart A. Kirk, Professor and Marjorie Crump Chair, School of Public Policy and Social Research, University of California

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