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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 [NOOK Book]

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The classification of diagnostic criteria for mental illnesses is a topic of worldwide import. Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders provides mental health service planners, clinicians and researchers with a better understanding of how the current state of mental health classification and diagnosis impacts public health care. In addition, it identifies how changes to our psychiatric diagnostic system could potentially help international mental health programs to ...

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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

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Overview

The classification of diagnostic criteria for mental illnesses is a topic of worldwide import. Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders provides mental health service planners, clinicians and researchers with a better understanding of how the current state of mental health classification and diagnosis impacts public health care. In addition, it identifies how changes to our psychiatric diagnostic system could potentially help international mental health programs to better serve their patients and other stakeholders.

This collection of technical reviews was presented at the World Health Organization--American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education conference "Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders," one in a series of conferences collectively entitled "The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Refining the Research Agenda." The objective of the conference was to review the public health implications of diagnosis and classification of mental disorders, and as such, the material is relevant to the ongoing development of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as well as the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-1).

This work is fundamental to the history of psychiatric classification and indispensable to those seeking to understand not only the development of nosological systems but the effects they have on patient populations around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890426715
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 303
  • File size: 3 MB

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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction: public health and the classification of mental disorders. Preface: WHO perspectives on stakeholder involvement in revision of the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders. Service user and carer stakeholder perspectives on the public health aspects of diagnosis and classification of mental illnesses. Prevention of mental disorders: implications for revision of psychiatric diagnosis and classification. Capturing complexity: the case for a new classification system for mental disorders in primary care. Use of diagnosis in forensic psychiatry. Economic consequences of revising the diagnostic nomenclature for mental disorders. Education and training. Statistics and information systems. Translating psychiatric diagnosis and classification into public health usage. Formulation of functioning, disability, and contextual factors in the diagnosis of mental disorders in DSM and ICD. Index.

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