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Psychiatric Diagnosis

Challenges and Prospects

Ihsan M. Salloum (Hrsg.), Juan E. Mezzich (Hrsg.)

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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Medizin


Psychiatric diagnosis is one of the most important topics withinthe broad field of psychiatry. Clear, accurate definitions of thevarious disorders are essential for clinicians around the world tobe confident that they are classifying patients in the same way,thereby enabling comparisons of treatment regimens and theiroutcomes. There are two major classification systems in use, oneproduced by the World Health Organization, the WHO InternationalClassification of Diseases, Mental Disorders Chapter, and one bythe American Psychiatric Association, the well known Diagnostic andStatistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Both of these are beingrevised so this book from the prestigious World PsychiatricAssociation is especially timely. In this book, leading experts in the field provide a broad andintegrated coverage of the concepts, structure and context ofpsychiatric diagnosis. It begins by addressing mental health andillness around the world from historical, philosophical andcultural perspectives. Health is approached comprehensively, toinclude such aspects as resilience, resources and quality of life.The book then covers major specific psychopathology topics inSection II, including new categorizations and dimensionalapproaches. Section III concentrates on the complex problem ofcomorbidity, a primary challenge for modern diagnosticclassifications in psychiatry. Finally, Section IV reviews emerginginternational diagnostic systems in psychiatry, consideringinnovative models and adaptations. This book will be essential reading for anyone involved in thediagnosis of psychiatric disorders.



Medical Science, Psychiatry, Psychiatrie, Medizin