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Published: 13 June 2013

466 Pages | 33 illustrations


ISBN: 9780195382235

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The Making of DSM-III

A Diagnostic Manual's Conquest of American Psychiatry

Hannah Decker, PhD

  • The book is a never-before published account of the making of the revolutionary diagnostic manual, DSM-III
  • The book uses never before utilized archival sources and key interviews
  • The book is a comprehensive examination of the main psychiatric dilemma of the past 200 years: the violent swings between the material/somatic and the non-material/psychological approaches
  • The DSM has huge significance in deciding what is normality and what is psychopathology and who gets treatment and who does not. This has enormous therapeutic, economic, and legal ramifications.

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