Women and the Ownership of PMS : The Structuring of a Psychiatric Disorder
This is the first book-length account of the controversy preceding and following the APA’s decision in 1986 to include a premenstrually related diagnosis in its revised diagnostic manual, DSM III-R. Figert examines why the decision was controversial and consequential in three main domains where people, their interests, and claims to ownership coincide: the Health and Mental Health Domain, the Woman Domain, and the Science Domain.
Aldine de Gruyter
New York, USA
Women, Mental health, Premenstrual syndrome, Menstruation disorders, Women--Health and hygiene
Medicine and Health | Sociology
Figert, Anne, "Women and the Ownership of PMS : The Structuring of a Psychiatric Disorder" (1996). Faculty Books. 233.