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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

  • By: Daniel W. Phillips & Brittany Pike
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Psychiatry has always sought after a clear classification system of mental disorders. At issue has been which disorders should be included and how they should be organized. Around the end of World War II, four classification systems were in use: (1) ...

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