ERIC Number: EJ584215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Psychiatrists Make Diagnoses, but not in Circumstances of Their Own Choosing: Agency and Structure in the "DSM."
Spasser, Mark A.
Library Trends, v47 n2 p313-37 Fall 1998
Elaborates on a theoretical framework for analyzing the operation of the official classification system within the mental health professions. Uses the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM) to explicate agency in structuration theory and structuration theory to illuminate the structure/use of the DSM. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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