Psychiatric Diagnosis: A World Perspective / Edition 1

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Advances in the standardization, precision and thoroughness of psychiatric diagnosis are being supplemented with attention to personalized or ideographic descriptive approaches. This promises not only to enhance the clinician's understanding of a case but to allow a fuller and more effective use of the evolving range of therapeutic possibilities. To reflect these developments, the Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature of the World Psychiatric Association has prepared this volume which is organized around five prominent themes in contemporary psychiatric diagnosis: -major regional perspectives - ICD-10 - comprehensive diagnosis through the multiaxial model - treatment planning and organization of health services - the role and challenges of psychiatric diagnosis in primary health care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387942216
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/9/1994
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An Overview of Cross-Cultural and National Issues in Psychiatric Classification 3
2 DSM-IV and International Communication in Psychiatric Diagnosis 11
3 The Nosological Views of French-Speaking Psychiatry 23
4 Scandinavian Contributions to Psychiatric Nosology 33
5 Perspectives on the Use of International Diagnostic Systems in the USSR 39
6 Latin American Contributions to Psychiatric Nosology and Classification 45
7 African Perspectives on Mental Disorder 57
8 On the Second Edition of the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders (CCMD-II) 67
9 Perspectives on Psychiatric Diagnosis from Southeast Asia 75
10.A Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Overview of Japanese Experience in Diagnostic Classification: Past and Present Classification of Mental Disorders in Japan 81
10.B Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Mental Disorders Related to Substance Use in Japan 84
10.C Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Diagnostic Classification of Psychotic Disorders in Japan 87
10.D Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: The New Classification of Mood Disorders in Japan 93
10.E Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Neurosis Spectrum Disorders in Japan 96
10.F Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Classification of Sleep Disorders in Japanese Psychiatry 101
10.G Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Childhood Psychiatric Disorders in Japan 106
10.H Japanese Experiences in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Present and Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis in Japan 109
11 Progress in the Development of the Classification of Mental Disorders in the ICD-10 115
12 Field Trials of the ICD-10 Chapter on Mental Disorders in Japan 125
13 The ICD-10 Chapter on Mental Disorders Versus Conventional Diagnosis in Japan 136
14 Affective Disorders in China, Korea, and Japan and the Challenges of ICD-10 143
15 Empirical Comparison of ICD-10 and DSM-III-R in Peru 150
16 Relationships Between Chapter V(F) of the ICD-10 and National Psychiatric Classifications 158
17 Multiaxial Diagnosis: Purposes and Challenges 167
18 Axial Organization of Clinical Diagnoses 175
19 Multiaxial Diagnosis and Environmental Factors: Psychosocial Stressors and Supports 182
20 Disabilities in a Multiaxial Formulation 191
21 Multidimensional Diagnosis of Depressive Disorders 203
22 Multiaxial Issues on Personality Disorders 209
23 The Validity of Diagnostic Systems for Treatment 217
24 Psychiatric Diagnosis and Mental Health Services in Japan 228
25 Psychiatric Diagnosis and Mental Health Care in Korea 241
26 Simplified Versions of ICD-10 Chapter V(F) for Primary and General Medical Care 253
27 North American Perspectives: Toward a DSM for Primary Care 263
28 Latin American Contributions to Psychiatric Classification in Primary Care 267
29 European Viewpoints on Identifying and Classifying Psychiatric Cases in General Medical Settings 276
30 Psychopathology Explorations and Findings in African Primary Care Settings 285
31 A Japanese Study on Psychiatric Classification in General Medical Care 299
32 Experiences on Psychiatric Classification in South Asia Primary Care Facilities 311
Epilogue: A Universal Approach to Psychiatric Diagnosis 317
Index 331
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