Diagnostic Sedition: Re-Considering the Ascension and Hegemony of Contemporary Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Given the almost ubiquitous unquestioning acceptance of contemporary psychiatry's views of so-called mental illness and disorders, it may be somewhat surprising to learn that the latest classification manual, the fifth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM-5, is merely the latest in a long line of failed, misplaced nosological attempts. What may be of even more significance is that each of these attempts at classification not only gave rise to a range of ostensible treatments and claims of cure, but also are all, thankfully, consigned to the annals of history.


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