Chapter 27. Chinese Classification and its Future Perspectives

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director3,4 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President5,6
  1. Yanfang Chen Professor1 and
  2. Zhong Chen Professor2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch27

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Chen, Y. and Chen, Z. (2009) Chinese Classification and its Future Perspectives, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

  4. 6

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Beijing Huilongguang Hospital, Teaching Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, China

  2. 2

    Shandong Mental Health Center, Teaching Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China

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



  • Chinese classification - future perspectives;
  • rating test for health and diseases (RTHD);
  • RTHD, containing glossary of differential diagnoses and computerized logical decision tree;
  • ICD-10, having Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry;
  • RTHD, employing clinical language familiar to clinicians from different theoretical backgrounds;
  • Global Assessment of Present State (GAPS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: The Edition Principles Of CCMD-3

  • The Use of CCMD-3 in China [3]

  • Rating Test for Health and Diseases (RTHD)

  • References