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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoessel, Darrelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:48:21Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:48:21Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-01-25T02:20:28Z
dc.identifier.issn08109028en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08109028.2010.521051en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35651
dc.description.abstractEconomic studies of innovation are relevant to the mental health sector, not just for innovations in more conventional industries, such as telecommunications. We present an economic examination of the impact of an innovation in the mental health sector. The innovation examined here was first adopted in 1980 with the publication of a new edition of the nosology (or classification) for the diagnosis of mental illnesses and disorders, which is known familiarly as the DSM-III. In our analysis, we incorporate the impact of that innovation, and another major force relevant to psychiatric diagnosis during that time period, i.e. a trend in the West towards the medicalisation of normal sorrows. This is now a documented phenomenon. By using conventional price-quantity space and focussing attention on the quantity outcome, we are able to consider the impact of these concurrent forces on the false positive rate in the diagnosis of mental illnesses in the West and on efficacious diagnostic practice in this sector. Diagnostic efficacy is relevant to treatment, but it is relevant also to resource allocation in the mental health sector. Our analysis highlights the vital place of innovation in diagnostic practices, and the funding of this, in the mental health sector.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom245en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto266en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPrometheusen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714en_US
dc.titlePsychiatry interacts with contemporary Western views: the DSM-III innovation and its adverse effectsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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