Categories, Dimensions and Prototypes: Critical Issues for Psychiatric Classification

@article{Jablensky2005CategoriesDA,
  title={Categories, Dimensions and Prototypes: Critical Issues for Psychiatric Classification},
  author={A. Jablensky},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={201 - 205}
}
  • A. Jablensky
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychopathology
Being descendants of the Kraepelinian nosology, DSM-IV and ICD-10 rely largely on the internal cohesion of the clinical picture and the pattern of course and outcome as validating criteria of the definitions of mental disorders. The majority of the research diagnostic criteria are provisional and should be extensively tested against empirical evidence. The crucial issue is whether psychiatric disorders, as currently defined in DSM-IV and ICD-10, are clearly separated from one another and from… Expand
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