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Forty-five raters in 7 German centres took part in a multicentric field trial of the multiaxial system of ICD-10, delivering a total of 488 multiaxial assessments of 12 written case summaries. In addition to the multi-axial ratings (including main and subsidiary psychiatry diagnoses, level of social dysfunctioning and psychosocial stressors), assessments(More)
The multiaxial system (MAS) of ICD-10, chapter V (F) consists of three axes: axis I, clinical syndromes (psychiatric disorders including personality disorders and somatic diseases); axis II, disabilities; axis III, environmental/circumstantial and personal life-style/life management factors. Results of a multicentric field trial evaluating a preliminary(More)
With the introduction of operationalized diagnostic systems the multiaxial approach became a more important issue. The proposed multiaxial system of ICD-10 consists of three axes: on axis I psychiatric diagnoses are made according to the ICD-10 Clinical Guidelines or Diagnostic Criteria for Research. Axis II (Disability Diagnostic Scale, DDS) deals with(More)
Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, progressively takes the ability of acting autonomously from the sufferers, makes them more and more dependent from their partners and eventually dissolves their personal identity. The present 2-year study which conducted a novel form of family-centered group therapy with demented patients and their(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS A 75-year-old woman was admitted because of weakness and paraesthesias in both legs. 15 years earlier a chest radiogram had shown numerous round foci of uncertain cause. Physical examination confirmed muscular weakness in all limbs, especially the legs, as well as abnormal superficial and deep sensory perception. (More)
To assess the relationship between the axis IV (structure) of the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnostics (OPD) and sociodemographic, clinical and psychopathological features, we rated the structural level of 156 psychiatric inpatients, which was related to sociodemographic variables, to clinical diagnoses (particularly to personality and substance use(More)
Data from a survey distributed to all directors of psychiatric hospitals in Germany (n = 286) were used to examine sex differences in rank attainment among psychiatrists. Furthermore the directors were asked to assess differences between male and female psychiatrists concerning their professional activities. A total of 207 directors responded, 10 of them(More)
OBJECTIVES As part of the concurrent validity, we aimed to empirically study the association between the axis IV (structure) of the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnostics (OPD) and corresponding constructs, which were assessed byself-report measures. METHODS The structural level of 132 psychiatric inpatients was related to the findings of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prognostic relevance of the axis "structure" of operationalized psychodynamic diagnostics (OPD) with respect to the symptom-related and interpersonal outcome of inpatient psychotherapy by applying group comparisons as well as individual criteria. METHODS The structural level of 102 psychiatric inpatients was related to the(More)
Mit der Einführung der operationalisierten psychiatrischen Diagnostik kam der multiaxiale Ansatz zu neuer Beachtung. Der Entwurf des multiaxialen Systems der ICD-10 umfaßt auf Achse I psychiatrische und somatische Diagnosen. Mit der Achse II (disability diagnostic scale, DDS) werden Beeinträchtigungen der psychosozialen Funktionsfähigkeit abgebildet,(More)
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