Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification

Editor(s): Mario Maj, Wolfgang Gaebel, Juan José López-Ibor, Norman Sartorius

Published Online: 24 APR 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471496816

Online ISBN: 9780470846476

DOI: 10.1002/047084647X

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 7

      Multiaxial Diagnosis in Psychiatry (pages 163–176)

      Juan E. Mezzich, Aleksandar Janca and Marianne C. Kastrup

    3. Chapter 8

      Clinical Assessment Instruments in Psychiatry (pages 177–218)

      Charles B. Pull, Jean-Marc Cloos and Marie-Claire Pull-Erpelding