Gemma Lucy Smart

Gemma Lucy Smart
The University of Sydney · School of History and Philosophy of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I'm at the School for History and Philosophy of Science, The University of Sydney. My research is in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Psychiatry. Currently a PhD student working on the history of critical psychiatry in Australia and the lived experience of consumers. In 2019 I completed a MSc by research in Philosophy of Psychiatry on the proposed Psychiatric category 'Internet Gaming Disorder'. My background is in Human Geography and Environmental Science.

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Publications (9)
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Post-COVID-19 environments have challenged our embodied identities with these challenges coming from a variety of domains, that is, microbiological, semiotic, and digital. We are embedded in a new complex set of relations, with other species, with cultural signs, and with technology and venturing further into an era that pushes back on our anthropo...
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COVID-19 challenges our embodied identities, threatening the assumed integrity of the person from a variety of domains, including microbiological, semiotic and digital. We are embedded in a new complex set of relations, with other species, with cultural signs, and with technology; venturing further into an era that denies our anthropocentrism. Post...
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Mental health is philosophically understudied, especially compared to the growing interest in mental disorder among philosophers. In this chapter we survey the literature and discuss the relations between mental illness, well-being and mental health. Negative theories identify mental health with absence of disorder, whereas positive theories look t...
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(Internet) Gaming Disorder ((I)GD) is one of the most problematic psychiatric disorders to be recently proposed. It is noted as a condition of further study in the DSM-5 as ‘Internet Gaming Disorder’ and is likely to be included in future editions of the DSM pending further research. Both Gaming Disorder and Internet Gaming Disorder have been added...
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The very understanding of addiction as a disease is controversial, as is the best way to explain it. Psychiatry is dominated by a version of the medical model that sees psychopathologies as diseases whose observable symptoms are causally explained by abnormalities in underlying neu-robiological systems. Although addictions seem similar in terms of...

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