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A Checklist Of Symptoms: Depression Reductionism

Psychology has not kept pace with science because symptom-based diagnosis stopped being used 50 years ago in medicine yet psychologists still rely on it. As evidence,the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has become 'The Bible' of psychiatry because it diagnoses depression when patients tick off a certain number of symptoms on the DSM checklist. But the National Institutes of Mental Health no longer use it as anything more than a glossary because of controversy and maneuvering (e.g. a desire to get more and more disorders covered by...


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Published By: Science 2.0 - Monday, 26 October, 2015

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