International Classification and Diagnosis: Critical Experience and Future Directions

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Juan E. Mezzich, T. Bedirhan Ustun
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 2002 - Medical - 148 pages
The classification of mental disorders improved greatly in the last decade of the 20th century and now provides a reliable operation tool. The first set of papers in this publication present the views on international classification and diagnosis of the WHO and the APA as well as the results of a large international survey on the usage and perceived value of ICD-10 and related diagnostic systems. The second group of papers topically review international experience with current diagnostic systems. The third set delves into some of the key conceptual bases for the development of future diagnostic systems. The fourth group review ongoing work on adaptations of and complements to the ICD. The last section offers incisive commentaries on integrative approaches and future steps. Summarizing the current knowledge of the field of the international system for classification and diagnosis this publication is essential reading for psychiatrists, psychologists as well as public health services.

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Introduction 117 Diagnosis and Classification in Child and Adolescent
The DSM Series and Experience with DSMIV Diagnostic Systems
Future 195 Commentary Towards a More Integrated International
Topical Review of Experience with Future Diagnostic Systems
Experience with ICD10DSMIV Substance Use 139 Neuroscience Genetics and the Future of Psychiatric
Experience with 145 Psychological Perspectives for the Development
The Classification of Anxiety Disorders in ICD10 and 158 Epidemiological Perspectives for the Development
A Conceptual Basis
International System of Psychiatric Classification
S Karger AG Basel
Key 202 Author Index
Classification Systems for Psychiatric Diseases

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