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History of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM)

History of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM)

Sources:  The Selling of DSM & Making Us Crazy by Herb Kutchins & Stuart A. Kirk

Revised 1/2012

DSM EDITION YEAR

PUBLISHED

NUMBER OF

DISORDERS

DEFINED

SIGNIFICANT EFFECT

DSM I

1952

106

Criticized for lack of validity and reliability of diagnoses.

DSM II

1968

182

Criticism continued.

DSM III

1980

265

Major Revision.  Established “structured interviews” & “diagnostic criteria”.  Threw out homosexuality.

DSM III R

1987

292

Made major revisions despite claims to be making only minor changes.  Assumed reliability problems solved by DSM III.

DSM IV

1994

Revision process began as soon as DSM III was published.

DSM IV TR

2000

351

Revision process continues.  DSMV projected publishing date currently 2014

 

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