Mental Disorder

Friday 6th March 2009

University of Warwick

This one-day workshop will be the second event of a new Multidisciplinary Research Network on The Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease, funded by the AHRC. The network is managed by Dr Havi Carel (UWE) and Dr Rachel Cooper (Lancaster).

For more information on the network:

Within the broader framework of the project, which examines the concepts of health, illness and disease, this workshop will focus on mental disorder. How is mental illness different from physical illness? What are its unique features? What challenges does mental illness pose to different definitions of disease?

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof Derek Bolton -tba

Dr Lisa Bortolotti – Epistemic definitions of mental disorders: benefits and pitfalls

Call for papers:

Papers which discuss the concept of mental disorder from any discipline are invited. Each paper will be given 30 minutes for presentation and discussion. Unfortunately we are unable to cover speakers’ expenses, although attendance at the workshop is free and refreshments will be provided.

Please email a 500-word abstract to both Dr Havi Carel ([email protected]) and Dr Rachel Cooper ([email protected]) by 1st Feb.

To register:

Please email Dr Havi Carel ([email protected]) to reserve a place for this workshop (there is no registration fee). Some travel bursaries for postgraduate students are available. Please email Dr Havi Carel to apply for these.