This edited text arose out of the experience of feminists as the DSM was being revised in 1985. Our growing awareness that diagnosis mattered, and that feminist therapists needed to think critically about diagnostic schemata, led to the development of this project. It was the first compilation of feminist critiques of standard diagnostic systems, and also one of the first places in which feminist therapists proposed some of our own diagnostic schemata, which included introducing Maria Root’s construct of “insidious trauma” to professional audiences.
Where to find
Brown, L.S. and Ballou, M. (Eds) (1992). Personality and psychopathology: Feminist reappraisals. New York: Guilford Publications.