How Kraepelinian was Kraepelin? How Kraepelinian are the neo-Kraepelinians? — from Emil Kraepelin to DSM-III

@article{Decker2007HowKW,
  title={How Kraepelinian was Kraepelin? How Kraepelinian are the neo-Kraepelinians? — from Emil Kraepelin to DSM-III},
  author={Hannah S. Decker},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={337 - 360}
}
  • H. Decker
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • History of Psychiatry
The contents of the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) can only be understood by studying aspects of the last one hundred years of psychiatric history. This paper deals with: (1) three aspects of Kraepelinian psychiatry — descriptive psychiatry, Kraepelin's devotion to empirical research and his inability always to carry it through, and his anti-psychoanalytic stance; (2) the optimistic yet troubled state of… 
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