By Ann M. Kring, Sheri L. Johnson, Gerald C. Davison, John M. Neale
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Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: August 12, 2013
Edition description: twelfth version DSM-5 Update
Note: this isn't an identical booklet because the "12th Edition"; it's "12th variation DSM-5 Update" that's a special publication with somewhat diverse, up to date content.
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During this period, there was a return to a belief in supernatural causes of mental disorders. The Persecution of Witches Beginning in the thirteenth century, in response to widespread social unrest and recurrent famines and plagues, people in Europe turned to demonology to explain these disasters. Witchcraft, now viewed as instigated by Satan, was seen as a heresy and 1 The teachings of Galen continued to be influential in the Islamic world. For example, the Persian physician al-Razi (865–925) established a facility for the treatment of people with mental illness in Baghdad and was an early practitioner of psychotherapy.
Without experiencing any guilt, remorse, anxiety, or other type of distress. And not all behavior that causes distress is disordered—for example, the distress of hunger due to religious fasting or the pain of childbirth. Disability Personal distress can be part of the definition of mental disorder. , work or personal relationships)—can also characterize mental disorder. , serious arguments with one’s spouse or poor work performance) created by substance abuse. Being rejected by peers, as Felicia was, is also an example of this characteristic.
In this section, we review the historical antecedents of these more contemporary approaches. Recall that in the West, the death of Galen and the decline of Greco-Roman civilization temporarily ended inquiries into the nature of both physical and mental illness. Not until the late Middle Ages did any new facts begin to emerge, thanks to an emerging empirical approach to medical science, which emphasized gathering knowledge by direct observation. Biological Approaches Discovering Biological Origins in General Paresis and Syphilis The anatomy and workings of the nervous system were partially understood by the mid-1800s, but not enough was known to let investigators conclude whether the structural brain abnormalities presumed to cause various mental disorders were present or not.