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DSM-III


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The abbreviation for the third, 1980 edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, further revised in 1985 (DSM-IIIR). The original DSM appeared in 1952, with a second edition in 1968. The DSM-III introduced specific criteria for each disorder in order to facilitate diagnostic precision.

Subjects: sociology.


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