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CPSY700 - Introduction to Doctoral Studies in Counseling Psychology: Mental Health Classifications

Guide to library (and other) resources for your research needs.

Why look at classifications?

If you read older articles especially, not only are the names of problems different, but the definitions differ, even with the same names. Therefore, studies are looking at different populations. For instance, Major Depressive Disorder, With melancholic features, may be called:

DSM-I (1952): Psychotic depressive reaction
DSM-I Special Supplement (1965): Manic-depressive psychosis, depressed type
   Includes Endogenous depression

DSM-II (1968): Involutional melancholia

DSM-III (1980): Manic-depressive illness, depressed type

DSM-III-R: (1987): Major depression, recurrent

DSM-IV: Recurrent Depressive Disorder

DSM-IV-R: Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent

DSM5: Major Depressive Disorder, With melancholic features

Classification Systems for Mental Health and Illness

Subject Guide

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