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- 1.1. First period: from the reactional model to the earliest clinical hypotheses (1950-1977)1.2. Second period: growth and limits of brain neurochemistry (1978-1984); 1.3. Third period: toward principles of standardized clinical evaluation (from 1985 onwards); 1.4. Conclusion; 1.5. References; 2. The Hamilton Scale as an Analyzer for the Epistemological Difficulties in Research on Depression; 2.1. A measurement without an object to be measured; 2.2. Multiple, but ineffectual, criticisms; 2.3. Moving toward a paradigm crisis; 2.4. Conclusion; 2.5. References6. From Care to Risk Prevention: the Success of Screening Tests for Drugs at the Workplace (United States/France)6.1. From the clinic to the Vietnam war: innovation and initial uses; 6.2. Regularizing and standardizing: the European domestication of drug screening; 6.3. Conclusion; 6.4. References; Conclusion; List of Authors; Index; Back CoverFront Cover; Measuring Mental Disorders: Psychiatry, Science and Society; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction: Instruments and Subjects: Individuality and Its Rules; I.1. The institutionalization of mental health: the context of the emergence of assessment tools; I.2. The negotiated order of the DSM-III; I.3. The standard: a new format for rules?; I.4. References; PART 1: Basic Principles: Strengths and Limitations of Psychiatric Assessment Tools; Introduction to Part 1; 1. The Spread of Psychiatric Nosographyin to Science: Origins and Issues of the Research on Depression (1950-1985)Includes bibliographical references and index.PART 2: Developments: Chronicles of Successful TestsIntroduction to Part 2; 3. A Golden Standard to Evaluate OCD: On the Use of the Y-BOCS; 3.1. The historical and ontological development of the scale and the disorder; 3.2. An instrument of explicative and structuring objectification; 3.3. Limits and evolution of the scale; 3.4. Does the Y-BOCS have a (promising) future?; 3.5. References; 4. Objectifying Dementia: the Use of the Mini-Mental State Exam in Medical Research and Practice; 4.1. From success to controversy; 4.2. A convertible capital; 4.3. Conclusion; 4.4. ReferencesPART 3: Uses: the Tests in ContextIntroduction to Part 3; 5. The MMSE in Practice: the Medical Relationship Reflected through the Administration of a Neuropsychological Test; 5.1. The interpretation of the tests during the initial diagnosis: listening to and evaluating the companions; 5.2. Testing cognitive function, working on relations with the families: the multiple uses of the test over the long-term in relations between carer, patient and families; 5.3. Conclusion; 5.4. References