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Psychopathology. 2006;39(3):126-9.

Wittgenstein's philosophy and a dimensional approach to the classification of mental disorders -- a preliminary scheme.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. makinejad@razi.tums.ac.ir

Abstract

In this paper the importance of Wittgenstein's philosophical ideas for the justification of a dimensional approach to the classification of mental disorders is discussed. Some of his basic concepts in his Philosophical Investigations, such as 'family resemblances', 'grammar' and 'language-game' and their relations to the concept of mental disorder are explored.

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