Diagnosis and the DSM: A Critical Review

  • Stijn¬†Vanheule

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 88-103

About this book


This book critically evaluates the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Through analysis of the history of psychiatric diagnosis and of the handbook itself, it argues that the DSM-5 has a narrow biomedical approach to mental disorders, and proposes a new contextualizing model of mental health symptoms.


diagnosis DSM DSM-5

Authors and affiliations

  • Stijn¬†Vanheule
    • 1
  1. 1.Ghent UniversityBelgium

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