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Towards a general model for psychopathology

  title={Towards a general model for psychopathology},
  author={Alessandro Fontana},
  • A. Fontana
  • Published 5 September 2019
  • Psychology
  • ArXiv
The DSM-1 was published in 1952, contains 128 diagnostic categories, described in 132 pages. The DSM-5 appeared in 2013, contains 541 diagnostic categories, described in 947 pages. The field of psychology is characterised by a steady proliferation of diagnostic models and subcategories, that seems to be inspired by the principle of "divide and inflate". This approach is in contrast with experimental evidence, which suggests on one hand that traumas of various kind are often present in the… 


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