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Psychiatric Diagnosis. New York: Oxford University Press. 1 Introduction This chapter examines the epistemological history of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which was developed to classify mental disorders. The chapter will be organized around main epistemological questions that have come to the fore in recent nosological debates. In so doing, the historical documents will be respected and considered in their proper historical context. The main epistemological questions posed by recent debate about psychiatric nosology in general, and the DSMs in particular, are the following: (a) What does it mean to assert that a psychiatric classification is atheoretical?
Included in this first pillar are psychiatric diagnostic categories and states of health, but also contributors to illness and health, and an attempt to understand what it is like for the person to be sick or well, and how they understand the condition themselves. This aspect of the model was the basis of the Latin American Guide of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Revised Version (GLADP-VR), which has been developed by the Latin American Psychiatric Association. The second pillar is named Pluralistic Descriptive Procedures.
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