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Political Dictionary of the History of Health


    • D’Arsonval chronometer

      Time-measurement devices in clinical and experimental settings have historically tended to pathologize mental “slowness” and normalize “speed” as a signifier of mental health.

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    • Drapetomania

      Drapotemania exemplifies the existence of psychiatric diagnoses rooted in the political stigmatisation of a social group.

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    • Dream

      Scientific dream theories – as well as traditional oneirocritical discourses – have long kept dreaming outside the historical field.

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    • Dreamcatcher

      There are policies of the dream, as illustrated by the different ways of apprehending the dreams in the Amerindian populations.

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    • DSM

      The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a nosological classification that has played - and continues to play - a key role in structuring psychiatric care and research.

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