Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Gordon, R. M. 2010. Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM; PDM Task Force, 2006) is the first psychological diagnostic classification system that considers the whole person in various stages of development. A task force of five major psychoanalytic organizations and leading researchers, under the guidance of Stanley I. Greenspan, Nancy McWilliams, and Robert Wallerstein, came together to develop the PDM. The resulting nosology goes from the deep structural foundation of personality to the surface symptoms that include the integration of behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.
- mental health;