Chapter 22. The Validity of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Etiopathogenic and Clinical Approaches

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director2,3 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President4,5
  1. Kenneth F. Schaffner University Professor Professor of Psychiatry

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch22

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Schaffner, K. F. (2009) The Validity of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Etiopathogenic and Clinical Approaches, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, PA, 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:

  • validity of psychiatric diagnosis - etiopathogenic and clinical approaches;
  • ‘person-centred integrative diagnosis’ (PID);
  • diagnostic validity;
  • event-related brain potentials (ERPs);
  • Person-Centred Integrative Diagnosis - multilevel bio-psycho-social approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Concepts of Validity, Including Diagnostic Validity and Etiopathogenic Validity

  • Clinical Validity

  • A Prototype Approach

  • Reductive Versus Interlevel Approaches to Neurobiology

  • Clinical Utility and Clinical Validity

  • A ‘Person-Centred Integrative Diagnosis’

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References