International Classification in Psychiatry: Unity and Diversity

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Overview

Unity and Diversity offers a comprehensive overview of psychiatric diagnosis and nosology. Specially commissioned chapters by leading experts representing twenty different developing and developed Western and Eastern countries cover historical roots, recent developments, and current issues. The chapters are organized into five sections. The first reviews international and representative national diagnostic systems; the second, specific syndromes; the third, nomenclature and assessment; the fourth, nosology; and the fifth, the prospects of the upcoming Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases. Seventy-five percent of the psychiatrically disordered population live in the Third World, and the need for a more truly international science of psychiatry is great. This volume helps to meet that need. It will be an indispensable reference for all mental health researchers and professionals.

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A comprehensive overview of psychiatric diagnosis and nosology. Fifty- two contributors from 20 countries present historical roots, recent developments, and current issues. They address: international and representative national diagnostic systems; specific syndromes; nomenclature and assessment; nosology; and the prospects of the upcoming 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521327541
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Pages: 411
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Editors' preface; Part I. Recent International and National Classification Systems: 1. Historical roots and structural bases of the International Classification of Diseases; 2. Brazilian contributions to diagnostic systems in psychiatry; 3. The French approach to psychiatric classsification; 4. Scandinavian approaches to psychiatric diagnosis; 5. The Egyptian diagnostic systems (DMP-I); 6. Diagnosis and classification of mental disorders and alcohol- and drug-related problems in Nigeria; 7. Principles of the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders (CCMD); 8. Basic principles in the development of DSM-III; Part II. International Views on Specific Syndromes: 9. International perspectives on schizophrenic and related psychotic disorders; 10. The diagnosis and classification of autism: empirical studies relevant to nosology; 11. Acute and transient psychoses: a view from the developing countries; 12. Schizoaffective psychosis: an empirical comparison of diagnostic approaches; 13. Affective (mood) disorders and anxiety disorders: considerations for developing ICD-I0; 14. International views on somatoform, hysterical, and related disorders; 15. Adjustment disorder as a nosological entity in DSM-III: a cultural analysis; 16. Issues on diagnosing and classifying personality disorders; Part III. Developments in Diagnostic Nomenclature and Assessment: 17. The lexicon and issues in the translation of psychiatric concepts and terms; 18. AMDP in multiaxial classification; 19. An overview of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule and the Composite International Diagnostic Interview; 20. The test-retest reliability of the German version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview on RDC diagnoses and symptom level; 21. Experience with the semistructured Initial Evaluation Form in Peru and the United States; Part IV. Current Nosological Issues And Prospects: 22. A review of the usage of diagnostic systems in national admission statistics; 23. The revision of DSM-III: process and changes; 24. The diagnostic process and classification in child paychiatry: issues and prospects; 25. Structural methodology for designing diagnostic systems; 26. The contribution of epidemiology to the advancement of nosology; 27. Psychiatric classification issues from a sub-Saharan African perspective; 28. The presentation of psychiatric classifications; 29. Priorities for the next decade; Part V. Panel On ICD-I0: 30. An overview of the prospects for ICD-I0; 31. Panel discussion on ICD-I0; World psychiatric association section committee on nomenclature and classification, 1983–1989; Index.

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