Chapter 23. The Overall Development of ICD-11

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director2,3 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President4,5
  1. T. Bedirhan Üstün Head and
  2. Robert Jakob

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch23

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Üstün, T. B. and Jakob, R. (2009) The Overall Development of ICD-11, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch23

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. Office of Classifications, Terminologies, and Standards, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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



  • development of ICD-11;
  • World Health Organization Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC);
  • ICD, providing global standard to classify and organize diseases and related health problems;
  • ICD, in formulating different aspects of health information;
  • Revision Steering Group (RSG), planning and steering authority in update and revision process;
  • topic advisory groups (TAGs), planning and coordinating advisory bodies for specific issues;
  • Global Health Practice Network (GHPN);
  • ICD, allowing a framework for diagnostic formulation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Revision of the ICD

  • Objectives of the ICD Revision Process

  • Methods

  • Conclusion: Future Steps

  • References