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Published: 21 July 2017

120 Pages

ISBN: 9781605356761

Bookseller Code (04)

A Great Literature Guide to the DSM-5

Eric Altschuler

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

This text examines prominent individuals from great literature and their apparent mental disorders or diseases. It then investigates how those disorders and diseases meet the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5) diagnostic criteria, and how the authors of these stories could have had enough knowledge to create characters who were suffering from mental illness hundreds of years before these illnesses were classified or defined.