How Recognizing “Comorbidities” in Psychopathology May Lead to an Improved Research Nosology
Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2006
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 93–95, June 1994
How to Cite
Robins, L. N. (1994), How Recognizing “Comorbidities” in Psychopathology May Lead to an Improved Research Nosology. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 1: 93–95. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.1994.tb00010.x
- Issue online: 25 JAN 2006
- Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2006
- Received January 26, 1994.
- research nosology
A short history of the roots of DSM-III and the politics of its creation help to explain the extensive occasions it offers for fulfilling criteria for multiple diagnoses. With use of standardized interviews, it becomes possible to discover all the diagnoses a single person can qualify for. This should prompt rethinking how diagnoses are selected and what rules for preemptions accord with the nature of psychopathology.