The Selling of DSM: The Rhetoric of Science in Psychiatry

Stuart A. Kirk

Anno: 1992
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 270 p.
Testo in English
Peso: 590 gr.
  • EAN: 9780202304311
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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.