A Review of American Psychiatry Through Its Diagnoses: The History and Development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

@article{Fischer2012ARO,
  title={A Review of American Psychiatry Through Its Diagnoses: The History and Development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders},
  author={B. Fischer},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={200},
  pages={1022–1030}
}
  • B. Fischer
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Abstract The history of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) reflects the larger history of American psychiatry. As the field anticipates DSM-5, it is useful to take stock of this history and consider not only how diagnosis impacts our understanding of mental illness but also how contemporary thought influences diagnosis. Before the DSM, the field was disjointed. The publication of the first American diagnostic manual, the precursor of the DSM, mirrored society’s… Expand
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