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Mental Health / Depression : Psychology Today Depression Center

The whole purpose of having a manual of psychiatric diagnosis is to promote diagnostic agreement. DSM III was an important milestone because it saved the credibility and relevance of psychiatry at a time when it was ridiculed for lo...

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