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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


RETOLAZA BALSATEGUI, Ander. Unsubstancial psychopathology in the era of DSM-IV and ICD-10. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2002, n.82, pp.67-73. ISSN 2340-2733.

We write about the proposals of an article published in this journal recently. This paper critics the idea of a psychopatology designed as scientific basis for professional practices of psychiatrists and psychologists. We develop the concept of professional practice relationed with the social and technological context where it is. We exemplify it describing the present situation about the DSM-IV and ICD-10 psychopatological manuals.

Keywords : Psichopatology; Professional practice; Ethical attitude; Technical evolution.

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