Nosologomania: DSM & Karl Jaspers' Critique of Kraepelin

Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 4:10 (2009)
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Abstract

Emil Kraepelin's nosology has been reinvented, for better or worse. In the United States, the rise of the neo-Kraepelinian nosology of DSM-III resuscitated Kraepelin's work but also differed from many of his ideas, especially his overtly biological ontology. This neo-Kraepelinian system has led to concerns regarding overdiagnosis of psychiatric syndromes (

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