Kraepelin and His Influence on Modern Classification

  • Roger K. Blashfield


Classification became an unpopular topic among American mental-health professionals during the mid-twentieth centry. The best summary of the pejorative connotation of classification is contained in Szasz’s (1961) statement, “Classifiers should be classified, not people.”


Mental Disorder Anorexia Nervosa American Psychiatric Association Ideal Type Research Diagnostic Criterion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger K. Blashfield
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  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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