The Selling of Dsm

The Selling of Dsm

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When it was first published in 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition--univer-sally known as DSM-III--embodied a radical new method for identifying psychiatric illness. Kirk and Kutchins challenge the general understanding about the research data and the pro-cess that led to the peer acceptance of DSM-III. Their original and controversial reconstruction of that moment concen-trates on how a small group of researchers interpreted their findings about a specific problem--psychiatric reliability--to promote their beliefs about mental illness and to challenge the then-dominant Freudian paradigm.... hour, appointed a special Ad Hoc Committee on DSM-III in 1979, to undertake another review before final approval (APA, ... in the coordination of DSM-III with the publication of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition (ICD-9).

Title:The Selling of Dsm
Author:Stuart A. Kirk, Herb Kutchins
Publisher:Transaction Publishers - 1992-01-01


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