The Limits of Standardisation

  • John K. Wing


I shall be concerned, in this paper, with the development of techniques of making the processes of psychiatric diagnosis more reliable and communicable. Such techniques have recently had a good deal of success, but this has only been achieved by laying down specific limits, outside which they are not applicable. A consideration of these limits will not only allow a summary of progress to date but also provide an opportunity to discuss the points at which they might be extended. We shall thus be working from the known towards the unknown.


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