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Ultimo Artigo do Professor Griffith Edwards sobre DSM-V

Quinta, 08 Novembro 2012 14:47 Publicado em ARTIGOS

“The Evil Genius of the Habit”: DSM-5 Seen in Historical Context

Dear Editor:
In 1804, Thomas Trotter published a founding text on

alcohol problems (Trotter, 1804). His advice to physicians was that it would inevitably be of no avail to treat a drinker’s gout, gastritis, or any other of the then-recognized alcohol- related disorders if the practitioner failed to deal with what he termed “the evil genius of the habit” (p. 178).