Basing psychiatric classification on scientific foundation: problems and prospects.

@article{Uher2012BasingPC,
  title={Basing psychiatric classification on scientific foundation: problems and prospects.},
  author={Rudolf Uher and Michael Rutter},
  journal={International review of psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={
          591-605
        }
}
To examine whether and how the classification of mental disorders can be based on research, we evaluate the relevance of psychiatric science to the major questions in classification. We conclude that most studies cannot inform the validity of diagnostic categories because they are constrained by the classification through a top-down diagnostic approach. Analyses of relationships between diagnostic categories suggest that most interdiagnostic boundaries in current classifications lack validity… CONTINUE READING

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