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Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification / Edition 1
     

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification / Edition 1

by Mario Maj
 

ISBN-10: 0471496812

ISBN-13: 9780471496816

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This book provides an overview of the strengths and limitations of the currently available systems for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders, in particular the DSM-IV and the ICD-10, and of the prospects for future developments.

Among the covered issues are:

• The impact of biological research

• The diagnosis of mental

Overview

This book provides an overview of the strengths and limitations of the currently available systems for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders, in particular the DSM-IV and the ICD-10, and of the prospects for future developments.

Among the covered issues are:

• The impact of biological research

• The diagnosis of mental disorders in primary care

• The usefulness and limitations of the concept of comorbidity in psychiatry

• The role of understanding and empathy in the diagnostic process

• The ethical, legal and social aspects of psychiatric classification
Psychiatric Diagnosis & Classification provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of available diagnostic and classificatory systems in psychiatry and the improvements that are needed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471496816
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Criteria for Assessing a Classification in Psychiatry (Assen Jablensky and Robert E. Kendall).

International Classifications and the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders: Strengths, Limitations and Future Perspectives (T Bedirhan Ustun, Somnath Chatterji and Gavin Andrews).

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Classification of Mental Disorders: Strengths, Limitations and Future Perspectives (Darrel A. Regier, Michael First, Tina Marshall and William E. Narrow).

Implications of Comorbidity for the Classification of Mental Disorders: The Need for a Psychobiology of Coherence (C. Robert Cloninger).

Evolutionary Theory, Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis (Horacia Fabrega Jr).

The Role of Phenomenology in Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification (Josef Parnas and Dan Zahavi).

Multiaxial Diagnosis in Psychiatry (Juan E. Mezzich, Aleksandar Janca and Marianne C. Kastrup).

Clinical Assessment Instruments in Psychiatry (Charles B. Pull, Jean-Marc Cloos and Marie-Claire Pull-Erpelding).

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification in Primary Care (David Goldberg, Greg Simon and Gavin Andrews).

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification in Developing Countries (R. Srinivasa Murthy and Narendra N. Wig).

Index.

Acknowledgements.

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