Neurasthenia and related problems.

  title={Neurasthenia and related problems.},
  author={Doug E Young},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  volume={13 2},
  • Doug E Young
  • Published 1989 in Culture, medicine and psychiatry
Neurasthenia is a diagnostic entity included in ICD-9 which is used in daily clinical practice in China and the Soviet Union, as well as some other Asian countries, so far as I know. Although it was eliminated from the psychiatric nosology in DSM-III of the United States and in several European countries, this disease has not disappeared. In my view, elimination of the category only indicates change of diagnostic concept without definite direction. Whether this change will be accepted by… CONTINUE READING

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