Chapter 21. Comorbidity, Positive Health, and Integration of Services

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director1,2 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President3,4
  1. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President3,4 and
  2. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director1,2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch21

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Mezzich, J. E. and Salloum, I. M. (2009) Comorbidity, Positive Health, and Integration of Services, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA

  2. 2

    Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature, World Psychiatric Association, FL, USA

  3. 3

    International Center for Mental Health and Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, NY, USA

  4. 4

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA

  2. 2

    Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature, World Psychiatric Association, FL, USA

  3. 3

    International Center for Mental Health and Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, NY, USA

  4. 4

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470725696

Online ISBN: 9780470743485

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Keywords:

  • comorbidity, positive health, and integration of services;
  • comorbidity, common feature of regular clinical care;
  • contextual factors, referring to environmental and personal features;
  • positive health, referring to quality of life;
  • clinical complexity, key requirement in recognizing richness of health field;
  • conventional health care paradigms, focusing on disease and immediate care;
  • International Guidelines for Diagnostic Assessment (IGDA);
  • person-centered approach, facilitating attention to positive aspects of health;
  • positive health, corresponding to notions of robustness and resilience;
  • comorbidity, associating with serious implications for clinical care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Comorbidity Essentials

  • Comorbidity and Positive Health

  • The Need for Integrated Care

  • References