Divisions and Diagnoses

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A landmark in the formation of psychiatry came in the middle of the twentieth century. After centuries of sometimes heated disagreements between practitioners, professional associations and non-governmental bodies developed criterion-based system of classifying mental disorders: DSM and ICD. This podcast suggests that their creation and implementation was the decisive moment in creating a coherent discipline of psychiatry, and  concludes by contrasting once again modern practice with historic.

Image of the week: Cover of ICD-10 [copyright World Health Organization]

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