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Biegler, Paul, 1963-
The ethical treatment of depression : autonomy through psychotherapy / Paul Biegler
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  RC537 .B487 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Depression, Mental -- Treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects
Cognitive therapy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Autonomy (Psychology)
Physical Description x, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-206) and index
Summary In this book, Paul Biegler argues that the insights patients gain from the therapeutic process promote autonomy. He shows that depression is a disorder in which autonomy is routinely and extensively undermined and that physicians have a moral obligation to promote the autonomy of depressed patients. He concludes that medical practitioners have an ethical imperative to prescribe psychotherapy- cognitive behavior therapy in particular- for depression.--[book jacket]
Contents Autonomy : the importance of justified beliefs about material facts -- Autonomy : the importance of justified beliefs about affect -- Depression : disorder of affect, disorder of autonomy -- Understanding negative biases promotes autonomy in depression -- Understanding causal stressors promotes autonomy in depression -- A special duty to promote autonomy in depression : the moral case for psychotherapy
Series Philosophical psychopathology

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