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The making of DSM-III : a diagnostic manual's conquest of American psychiatry / Hannah S. Decker.

  • Decker, Hannah S.
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Also known as

Making of DSM-3


New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.

Physical description

xxii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-420) and index.


A pivotal three decades : American psychiatry after World War II -- Emil Kraepelin : birth of modern descriptive psychiatry -- Kraepelin's progeny : the neo-Kraepelinians -- Robert L. Spitzer, psychiatric revolutionary -- The DSM-III Task Force and psychiatric empiricism -- A brief history of modern classification and problems with reliability in diagnosis -- The revolution begins, 1973-1976 -- A snapshot in time : DSM-III in midstream, 1976 -- The eruption of discord following the midstream conference -- Clinicians vs. researchers again and new antagonisms over sexuality -- The psychoanalytic awakening to DSM-III -- The field trials and yet more controversies -- The final weeks.


  • English

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  • 9780195382235
  • 0195382234