Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V and ICD-10

Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V and ICD-10

by Shekhar Saxena
     
 

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Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-5 and ICD-11 provides a comprehensive summary of the current state of mental health classification in the United States and internationally, fostering a better understanding of primary research and clinical needs and facilitating the

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Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-5 and ICD-11 provides a comprehensive summary of the current state of mental health classification in the United States and internationally, fostering a better understanding of primary research and clinical needs and facilitating the efforts of service planners, researchers and trainees to address current use of psychiatric diagnosis in the public health sector. The volume reflects the proceedings of a research planning conference convened by the APA and World Health Organization (WHO) that focused on public health aspects of the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.

Highly relevant to the ongoing development of DSM-5 and ICD-11, the book includes the background papers prepared and presented by the Conference Expert Groups. The resulting collection: • Discusses the current state of mental illness prevention efforts and the role of public health in supporting them -- critical topics, given that development of effective strategies to reduce mental illness around the world depends on the accuracy with which risk and protective factors can be identified, defined, and understood.• Features international perspectives on public health implications of psychiatric diagnosis, classification, and service, providing viewpoints that are broad and more globally relevant. • Views mental health education, and awareness on a macro level, including its impact on social and economic policy, forensics and the legal system, and education. This approach facilitates the continued development of a research base in community health and promotes the establishment of programs for monitoring, treating, and preventing mental illness.• Addresses many fascinating and clinically relevant issues, such as those raised by the concept and the definition of mental disorders and how these impact psychiatric services and practice by individual providers.

This collection should prove useful to the advisory groups, task forces, and working groups for the revision of these two classifications, as well as for researchers in the area of diagnosis and classification, and more generally in public health.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Reviewer: Valerie E Mathis-Allen, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This is a collection of technical reviews written by international Conference Expert Groups and presented at the World Health Organization-American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (WHO-APIRE) conference, "Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders" organized by APIRE and funded by the National Institutes of Health. It reviews the public health topics of defining mental disorders, service user and career perspectives, disease prevention, delivery of mental health treatment in primary care, economics, statistics, forensics, disability, and diagnosis, as well as education and training aspects.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the available evidence and experience on the public health implications of diagnosis and classification of mental disorders for the ongoing development of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and the mental and behavioral disorders chapter of the 11th edition of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) to facilitate worldwide communication between health professionals, patients, healthcare policy makers, payers of healthcare services, judicial systems, and governments.
Audience: It is written for a broad audience and intended to benefit advisory groups, task forces, working groups revising DSM-5, ICD-11, and future revisions, diagnosis and classification researchers, and public health researchers. It is also appropriate for anyone interested in DSM-5 and ICD-11 development, research, expert involvement, and ongoing improvements in the mental and behavioral disorders and classification.
Features: The book presents the global public health perspective important to the revision of diagnoses and classification systems for mental disorders that are appropriate and usable in many different settings and by many different healthcare personnel. Particularly well done is the chapter on diagnosis in forensic psychiatry, which discusses the propensity of courts to depend on diagnostic labels. The chapter points out that rarely do diagnosis and functional impairments perfectly match. The authors make clear that drafters of diagnostic manuals must be aware how diagnostic descriptions and classifications can be misused. The authors provide thoughtful, in-depth discussions of the development of diagnoses and classifications of mental and behavioral disorders and how this impacts broad policy and public health worldwide. The well-written contributions of the international Conference Expert Groups (CEGs) describe the challenges and concerns involved in each topic and provide extensive references. The only shortcoming is the lack of color art and illustrations.
Assessment: This is a valuable tool to assist in the task of DSM-5 and ICD-11 formulation. It is an invaluable read and a useful book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890423493
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Shekhar Saxena, M.D., is Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Patricia Esparza, Ph.D., is Research Professor and clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.

Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., is Director of the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education and Director of the Division of Research at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia; and Vice-Chair of the DSM-5 Task Force.

Benedetto Saraceno, M.D., FRCPsych, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Mental Health of the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland.

Norman Sartorius, M.D., Ph.D., is President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programs in Geneva, Switzerland.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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