Chapter 1f. The Need to Functionalise Psychiatric Diagnosis

  1. Helen Herrman2,
  2. Mario Maj3 and
  3. Norman Sartorius4
  1. Herman M. van Praag

Published Online: 10 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470745892.ch1f

Depressive Disorders, Third Edition

Depressive Disorders, Third Edition

How to Cite

van Praag, H. M. (2009) The Need to Functionalise Psychiatric Diagnosis, in Depressive Disorders, Third Edition (eds H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470745892.ch1f

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Naples, Italy

  3. 4

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 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: 9780470987209

Online ISBN: 9780470745892

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Major Depression is a Categorical Construct

  • Major Depression is a ‘Basin’

  • There Should be Functionalisation of Diagnosis

  • Data on Personality Structure and Functioning should be Included

  • Diagnostic Methodologies Should be Useful

  • References