Lecture 3 Classification

Lecture 3 Classification - Organizing and Simplifying...

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Unformatted text preview: Organizing and Simplifying Complex Phenomena The D iagnostic S tatistical M anual produced by the Amer ican Psychiatr ic Association is the most inf luential diagnostic syst em for abnor mal behavior in Nor th Amer ica. Throughout most of the rest of the world, the I CD – 10 (I nt er national Cat egor ization of Diseases), produced by the UN health agency (WHO) is more inf luential. Why do we have two entirely different syst ems? I n the 1930s through 1950s, DSM I and DSM I I are introduced in Amer ica. What political events might have fost ered an int erest in the classification of mental disorders at this time? DSM I and I I were organized according t o Freudian Psychoanalytic theor y. Divided int o two larger cat egor ies: Neuroses and Psychoses. DSM I and DSM I I were not ver y reliable, and hence, were not par ticularly inf luential. DSM I I I , wr itt en in the 1980s, is a retur n t o ideas first introduced by Emil Kraepelin....
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Lecture 3 Classification - Organizing and Simplifying...

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