Is there an online DSM-I?
October 31, 2009 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Where can i find a list and description of the disorders in the original Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-I)?

Google-fu has failed me. Is there a list out there online for free, so i don't have to pony up and buy the book? I'm very interested in the crazy things they considered "mental illness" back then. I don't need to view the actual pages or anything, just a list/summary or each illness would be perfect. Thanks!

ps. have tried looking for torrents. no luck.
posted by assasinatdbeauty to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'd bet your local librarian could help you track down the book and get it in your hands via an inter-library loan.
posted by hydrophonic at 2:43 PM on October 31, 2009

Best answer: Shockingly, it actually is online as a PDF, and the source seems reputable since they sell online access to DSM-IV.
posted by smackfu at 3:03 PM on October 31, 2009 [3 favorites]

I used the Google search 'DSM-I filetype:pdf' and smackfu's link was the first result. Then I searched for just 'DSM-I' and it was the second.
posted by box at 3:40 PM on October 31, 2009

Extra level of fun: keep in mind that "back then" was 1952.

(The DSM-II is also online at that same site, and has significantly more detail. Just google DSM-II and it's the first result.)
posted by so_gracefully at 3:44 PM on October 31, 2009

If you change the Roman numerals in the URL, you can also get the DSM-II, DSM-III, and DSM-IV.
posted by JiBB at 3:52 PM on October 31, 2009 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: odd, apparently i was looking at a different google, i got NONE of those pages in the first 10 pages of results i looked through. Thanks!
posted by assasinatdbeauty at 6:46 AM on November 1, 2009

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