Combining dimensional and categorical representation of psychosis: the way forward for DSM-V and ICD-11?

  title={Combining dimensional and categorical representation of psychosis: the way forward for DSM-V and ICD-11?},
  author={Arsime Demjaha and Kevin D Morgan and Craig Morgan and Sabine Landau and Kimberlie Dean and Avraham Reichenberg and Pak Sham and Paul Fearon and Gerard Hutchinson and Peter B. Jones and Robin MacGregor Murray and Paola Dazzan},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={39 12},
BACKGROUND There is good evidence that psychotic symptoms segregate into symptom dimensions. However, it is still unclear how these dimensions are associated with risk indicators and other clinical variables, and whether they have advantages over categorical diagnosis in clinical practice. We investigated symptom dimensions in a first-onset psychosis sample and examined their associations with risk indicators and clinical variables. We then examined the relationship of categorical diagnoses to… CONTINUE READING
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