Women and the Ownership of PMS : The Structuring of a Psychiatric Disorder

Women and the Ownership of PMS : The Structuring of a Psychiatric Disorder

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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.

ISBN

9780202305516

Publication Date

12-31-1996

Publisher

Aldine de Gruyter

City

New York, USA

Keywords

Women, Mental health, Premenstrual syndrome, Menstruation disorders, Women--Health and hygiene

Disciplines

Medicine and Health | Sociology

Women and the Ownership of PMS : The Structuring of a Psychiatric Disorder

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