The Selling of DSM: The Rhetoric of Science in Psychiatry / Edition 1

The Selling of DSM: The Rhetoric of Science in Psychiatry / Edition 1

by Herb Kutchins, Stuart A. Kirk, Herb Kutchins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202304329

ISBN-13: 9780202304328

Pub. Date: 12/31/1992

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

When it was first published in 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition—univer­sally known as DSM-III—embodied a radical new method for identifying psychiatric illness. Kirk and Kutchins challenge the general understanding about the research data and the pro­cess that led to the peer acceptance

Overview

When it was first published in 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition—univer­sally known as DSM-III—embodied a radical new method for identifying psychiatric illness. Kirk and Kutchins challenge the general understanding about the research data and the pro­cess that led to the peer acceptance of DSM-III. Their original and controversial reconstruction of that moment concen­trates on how a small group of researchers interpreted their findings about a specific problem—psychiatric reliability—to promote their beliefs about mental illness and to challenge the then-dominant Freudian paradigm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202304328
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/1992
Series:
Social Problems and Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
638,030
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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