Patterns and issues in multiaxial psychiatric diagnosis

@article{Mezzich1979PatternsAI,
  title={Patterns and issues in multiaxial psychiatric diagnosis},
  author={Juan Enrique Mezzich},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={9},
  pages={125 - 137}
}
  • J. Mezzich
  • Published 1 February 1979
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Medicine
SYNOPSIS The multiaxial diagnostic model, consisting in the systematic formulation of a patient's condition according to separate clinical variables or aspects, is receiving increasing attention in several parts of the world. This innovative model promises to improve diagnostic reliability and validity and involves many methodological challenges. This paper reviews patterns and issues in the conceptualization of axial content, number and organization of axes, dimensional versus categorical… 

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