The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders: Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines
Royal College of Psychiatrists, Jan 1, 1992 - Medical - 362 pages
Provides clinical descriptions, diagnostic guidelines, and codes for all mental and behavioral disorders commonly encountered in clinical psychiatry. The book was developed from chapter V of the Tenth Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10). The clinical descriptions and diagnostic guidelines were finalized after field testing by over 700 clinicians and researchers in 110 institutes in 40 countries, making this book the product of the largest ever research effort designed to improve psychiatric diagnosis. Every effort has been made to define categories whose existence is scientifically justifiable as well as clinically useful. The classification divides disorders into ten groups according to major common themes or descriptive likeness, a new feature, which makes for increased convenience of use. For each disorder, the book provides a full description of the main clinical features and all other important but less specific associated features. Diagnostic guidelines indicate the number, balance, and duration of symptoms usually required before a confident diagnosis can be made. Inclusion and exclusion criteria are also provided, together with conditions to be considered in differential diagnosis. The guidelines are worded so that a degree of flexibility is retained for diagnostic decisions in clinical work, particularly in the situation where provisional diagnosis may have to be made before the clinical picture is entirely clear or information is complete.
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abnormal acute stress alcohol Alzheimer's disease and/or anxiety disorder autism behavioural disorders due Bipolar affective disorder catatonic chronic coded cognitive common conduct disorder current episode definite diagnosis delirium delusional disorder delusions Diagnostic guidelines Differential diagnosis difficulties disorder of childhood disorders associated disturbance Dr H drugs elsewhere classified emotional disorders Enduring personality change epilepsy evidence Excludes fulfil the criteria functioning gender identity disorder hallucinations hyperkinetic disorder impairment Includes individual language loss manic manifest mental and behavioural mental disorder mental retardation mild mixed mood affective motor nervosa neurological nonorganic normal obsessional occur organic paranoid patient personality and behaviour personality disorder pervasive developmental disorders physical disorder present problems psychiatric psychoactive substance psychogenic psychological psychosis psychotic disorder psychotic symptoms reaction Recurrent depressive disorder Schizoaffective disorder schizophrenia F20 sexual social somatic symptoms somatoform disorders specific developmental disorders specified NEC speech syndrome tic disorder typical unspecified usually vascular dementia