History of Psychiatry
behaviorally-based diagnosis, mental health, nosology, psychiatry, social construction, youth
The article discusses the historical social construction of the most prevalent diagnosis of youth in the U.S. The country's psychiatry controls the definitions of mental health disorders and diagnosis through required practice utilization of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A research is conducted through a social construction theoretical paradigm to identify diagnostic classification systems, nosology changes, and critical time periods.
Mallett, Christopher A., "Behaviorally-Based Disorders: The Historical Social Construction of Youths' Most Prevalent Psychiatric Diagnoses" (2006). Social Work Faculty Publications. 5.
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