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Psychiatric Diagnosis. Challenges and Prospects. Edition No. 1. World Psychiatric Association

  • ID: 2171644
  • Book
  • March 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 332 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Psychiatric diagnosis is one of the most important topics within the broad field of psychiatry. Clear, accurate definitions of the various disorders are essential for clinicians around the world to be confident that they are classifying patients in the same way, thereby enabling comparisons of treatment regimens and their outcomes. There are two major classification systems in use, one produced by the World Health Organization, the WHO International Classification of Diseases, Mental Disorders Chapter, and one by the American Psychiatric Association, the well known Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Both of these are being revised so this book from the prestigious World Psychiatric Association is especially timely.

In this book, leading experts in the field provide a broad and integrated coverage of the concepts, structure and context of psychiatric diagnosis. It begins by addressing mental health and illness around the world from historical, philosophical and cultural perspectives. Health is approached comprehensively, to include such aspects as resilience, resources and quality of life. The book then covers major specific psychopathology topics in Section II, including new categorizations and dimensional approaches. Section III concentrates on the complex problem of comorbidity, a primary challenge for modern diagnostic classifications in psychiatry. Finally, Section IV reviews emerging international diagnostic systems in psychiatry, considering innovative models and adaptations.

This book will be essential reading for anyone involved in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.

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List of contributors



1 Historical Roots of the Concept of Mental Illness

Paul Hoff

2 Philosophical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Clinical Judgement in Psychiatry and Medicine

Tim Thornton, KWM (Bill) Fulford and George Christodoulou

3 Culture and Mental Illness: Social Context and Explanatory Models

Laurence J. Kirmayer and Dinesh Bhugra

4 Quality of Life in Illness and Health

Heinz Katschnig, Raluca Sfetcu and Norman Sartorius

5 Recovery and Resilience

Michaela Amering and Margit Schmolke

6 Positive Health and Health Promotion: The WPA Institutional Programme of Psychiatry for the Person in a European Public Health Perspective

Wolfgang Rutz


7 Dementia

Olusegun Baiyewu

8 Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

Wolfgang Gaebel and Jürgen Zielasek

9 Mood Disorders

Marna S. Barrett and Michael E. Thase

10 Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Juan J. López-Ibor, Jr and María Inés López-Ibor

11 Substance-Use Disorders

Christian Haasen, Nady el-Guebaly and Ihsan M. Salloum

12 Advances in Diagnosis and Classification of Sexual Disorders

Rubén Hernández Serrano, Antonio Pacheco Palha, Said Abdel Azim, Chiara Simonelli, Felipe Navarro Cremades and Aminta Parra

13 Personality Disorders

Giles Newton-Howes and Peter Tyrer

14 Intellectual Disabilities

Sally-Ann Cooper and Luis Salvador-Carulla

15 Specificities of Diagnosis and Classification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Michel Botbol and Carlos E. Berganza

16 Classification in Infant and Child Psychiatry

Sam Tyano and Lior Schapir

17 Peri-Natal Mental Disorders

Ian Brockington, John Cox, Nicole Garret-Gloanec and Gisèle Apter Denon

18 Suicide

Zoltán Rihmer



19 Conceptual and Methodological Considerations in Comorbidity

Ihsan M. Salloum, Juan E. Mezzich and Sandra E. Cordoba

20 Mental and General Health Comorbidities in Persons Presenting in Primary Care

Michael S. Klinkman and Linda Gask

21 Comorbidity, Positive Health, and Integration of Services

Juan E. Mezzich and Ihsan M. Salloum


22 The Validity of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Etiopathogenic and Clinical Approaches

Kenneth F. Schaffner

23 The Overall Development of ICD-11

T. Bedirhan Üstün and Robert Jakobü

24 The Revision of ICD Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders

Shekhar Saxena and Benedetto Saraceno

25 Experience with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and Preparations for the Future

Michael B. First

26 Experience and Implications of the Latin American Guide for Psychiatric Diagnosis

Ángel Otero-Ojeda and Carlos E. Berganza

27 Chinese Classification and its Future Perspectives

Yanfang Chen and Zhong Chen

28 Multiaxial Schemas for Psychiatric Diagnosis

Claudio E. M. Banzato, Miguel Roberto Jorge and Marianne Kastrup

29 The Science of Well-Being and Comprehensive Diagnosis

C. Robert Cloninger

30 Towards a Person-centred Integrative Diagnosis

Juan E. Mezzich and Ihsan M. Salloum


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Ihsan M. Salloum University of Miami, USA.

Juan E. Mezzich New York University, USA.
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