Farvel til neurosen - en feltundersøgelse af dansk psykiatris overgang til ICD-10 med særligt henblik på angst

Mads Tobias Bundsgaard

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis is based on studies about Danish psychiatry’s unproblematic transition to ICD-10 in the year of 1994. The main focus is the diagnosing of anxiety that was changed as a part of ICD-10. The methodical approach to the field Danish psychiatry is qualitative with a focus on the years up to 1994. Especially the difference between the large number of patients diagnosed with a neurosis at the psychiatrists in private practice and the number patients diagnosed with a neurosis at the psychiatric hospitals is brought to light. The analytical part of this thesis is primarily based on interviews with experienced psychiatrists and academic discussions in the years up to 1994. A significant part of the analysis is a comparison between two scientific approaches to anxiety: a biomedical and a psychoanalytical. This is mainly exemplified by two of the most influential psychiatrists of Danish psychiatry: Thorkil Vanggaard (1910-1998) and Raben Rosenberg (1946-). The thesis illustrates that the scientific approach to the diagnosing of anxiety that is a part of ICD-10 was similar to the general idea of practicing in the field Danish psychiatry. For that scientific reason it was unproblematic to eliminate the historical term anxious neurosis and introduce the entirely new diagnosis panic disorder.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 jan. 2016
VejledereJakob Egholm Feldt & Peter Triantafillou


  • angst
  • ICD-10
  • angstneurose
  • diagnose
  • Rosenberg
  • Vangaard
  • panikangst