How Voting and Consensus Created the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III)

@article{Davies2017HowVA,
  title={How Voting and Consensus Created the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III)},
  author={James B. Davies},
  journal={Anthropology \& Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={32 - 46}
}
  • J. Davies
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology & Medicine
ABSTRACT This paper examines how Task Force votes were central to the development of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III and DSM-III-R). Data were obtained through a literature review, investigation of DSM archival material housed at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and interviews with key Task Force members of DSM-III and DSM-III-R. Such data indicate that Task Force votes played a central role in the making of DSM-III, from establishing diagnostic… 

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