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Making of DSM-III� A Diagnostic Manual's Conquest of American Psychiatry

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ISBN-10: 0195382234

ISBN-13: 9780195382235

Edition: 2013

Authors: Hannah Decker

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In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association decided to publish a revised edition of their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). There was great hope that a new manual would display psychiatry as a scientific field and aid in combating the attacks of an aggressive anti-psychiatry movement that had persisted for more than a decade.The Making of DSM-III is a book about the manual that resulted in 1980-DSM-III-a far-reaching revisionist work that created a revolution in American psychiatry. Its development precipitated a historic clash between the DSM-III Task Force--a group of descriptive, empirically oriented psychiatrists and psychologists--and the psychoanalysts the Task Force was…    
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Book details

List price: $96.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.13" long x 1.21" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

The History
A Pivotal Three Decades: American Psychiatry After World War II
Chronicle I: "Wetter Than Well"
Chronicle II: "Psychiatry Kills"
Chronicle III: "Schizophrenia in Remission" and "Sexual Deviations"
Emil Kraepelin: Birth of Modern Descriptive Psychiatry
Kraepelin's Progeny: The "Neo-Kraepelinians"
The People
Robert L. Spitzer, Psychiatric Revolutionary
The DSM-III Task Force and Psychiatric Empiricism
The Making
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
About the Author