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The construction of the DSM: Genealogy of a sociopolitical product

García Zabaleta, Omar (2019) The construction of the DSM: Genealogy of a sociopolitical product. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 34 (3). pp. 441-460. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

The DSM by American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the most relevant classification of mental disorders in the clinic and academic field. It is a manual that has been changing according to its context, although not always due to advances in scientific knowledge. The historical review of the manual’s successive editions shows its sociopolitical nature. Indeed ideological or political factors have been very influential in its configuration. These factors help to explain the properties of current psychiatry represented by the DSM-5 and understand the strong critiques addressed to it.


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García Zabaleta, Omaromar.garcia.zabaleta@gmail.com0000-0002-8907-5222
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: classification, DSM, psychiatry, sociopolitics, mental disorders
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
General Issues > Science and Society
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 00:29
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 00:29
Item ID: 16713
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: https://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.19779
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
General Issues > Science and Society
Date: September 2019
Page Range: pp. 441-460
Volume: 34
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16713

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