Neurodevelopmental disorders: cluster 2 of the proposed meta-structure for DSM-V and ICD-11.

@article{Andrews2009NeurodevelopmentalDC,
  title={Neurodevelopmental disorders: cluster 2 of the proposed meta-structure for DSM-V and ICD-11.},
  author={Gavin Andrews and Daniel S. Pine and Megan J Hobbs and Tracy M. Anderson and Matthew Sunderland},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={2013-23}
}
BACKGROUND DSM-IV and ICD-10 are atheoretical and largely descriptive. Although this achieves good reliability, the validity of diagnoses can be increased by an understanding of risk factors and other clinical features. In an effort to group mental disorders on this basis, five clusters have been proposed. We now consider the second cluster, namely neurodevelopmental disorders. METHOD We reviewed the literature in relation to 11 validating criteria proposed by a DSM-V Task Force Study Group… CONTINUE READING