Chapter 24. The Revision of ICD Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director2,3 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President4,5
  1. Shekhar Saxena Programme Manager and
  2. Benedetto Saraceno Director

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch24

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Saxena, S. and Saraceno, B. (2009) The Revision of ICD Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch24

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. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 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

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Keywords:

  • ICD Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders;
  • ICD, longest-standing and historically most important of WHO's classifications;
  • ‘Reference Classification’, providing glossary definitions;
  • diagnoses and classification categories, in practice of forensic psychiatry;
  • revision of ICD, assessing strengths and weaknesses of current diagnostic concepts and criteria;
  • process of classification revision, bringing public health implications of diagnosis and classification to foreground;
  • revision of the ICD-10, normative function of WHO;
  • universality of specific categories of mental illness assumption in ICD-10

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders

  • ConclusionS

  • References