Sharon Van Niel

This page contains information concerning the DSM II.   The DSM II came about as a means of better organizing information in the DSM I and incorporating new information from the ICD-8. It improved upon the original DSM by adding new information from the ICD-8 and including controversial diagnoses of the time: Psychosis with childbirth, Involutional melancholia, and Depersonalization syndrome. However, the DSM II still did not provide clear criterion for diagnoses, which in part led to the creation of the DSM III.

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