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Descriptive and dynamic psychiatry: a perspective on DSM-III

Descriptive and dynamic psychiatry: a perspective on DSM-III The APA Task Force on Nomenclature and Statistics attempted to make DSM- III a descriptive nosology that is atheoretical in regard to etiology. The authors believe that a sharp polarity between morphological classification and explanatory formulation is artificial and misleading, and they critically review DSM-III from a psychodynamic perspective. They compare and contrast the descriptive orientation in psychiatry with the psychodynamic orientation and conclude that the two approaches overlap, that they are complementary and necessary to each other, and that there is a descriptive data base underlying dynamic psychiatry which may be usefully http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Psychiatry American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Descriptive and dynamic psychiatry: a perspective on DSM-III

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 138 (9): 1198 – Sep 1, 1981

Descriptive and dynamic psychiatry: a perspective on DSM-III

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 138 (9): 1198 – Sep 1, 1981

Abstract

The APA Task Force on Nomenclature and Statistics attempted to make DSM- III a descriptive nosology that is atheoretical in regard to etiology. The authors believe that a sharp polarity between morphological classification and explanatory formulation is artificial and misleading, and they critically review DSM-III from a psychodynamic perspective. They compare and contrast the descriptive orientation in psychiatry with the psychodynamic orientation and conclude that the two approaches overlap, that they are complementary and necessary to each other, and that there is a descriptive data base underlying dynamic psychiatry which may be usefully

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American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)
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Copyright © 1981 American Psychiatric Association. All rights reserved.
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0002-953X
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Abstract

The APA Task Force on Nomenclature and Statistics attempted to make DSM- III a descriptive nosology that is atheoretical in regard to etiology. The authors believe that a sharp polarity between morphological classification and explanatory formulation is artificial and misleading, and they critically review DSM-III from a psychodynamic perspective. They compare and contrast the descriptive orientation in psychiatry with the psychodynamic orientation and conclude that the two approaches overlap, that they are complementary and necessary to each other, and that there is a descriptive data base underlying dynamic psychiatry which may be usefully

Journal

American Journal of PsychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Published: Sep 1, 1981

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