Iterative generation of diagnostic categories through production and practice: the case of postpartum depression.

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Examining the process undertaken to name and codify psychiatric illnesses provides important insights into how everyday healthcare practices are shaped by knowledge production processes. However, studies of illness classification often rely on an overly simplified distinction between the production of diagnostic categories and the application of those… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11013-011-9232-0

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