Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Publication Title

History of Psychiatry

Keywords

behaviorally-based diagnosis, mental health, nosology, psychiatry, social construction, youth

Abstract

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.

Publication Status

1

DOI

10.1177/0957154X06063760

Version

Postprint

Embargo Period

5-16-2014

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