Psychometric perspectives on diagnostic systems.

@article{Borsboom2008PsychometricPO,
  title={Psychometric perspectives on diagnostic systems.},
  author={Denny Borsboom},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={1089-108}
}
The author identifies four conceptualizations of the relation between symptoms and disorders as utilized in diagnostic systems such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994): A constructivist perspective, which holds that disorders are conveniently grouped sets of symptoms; a diagnostic perspective, which holds that disorders are latent classes underlying the symptoms; a dimensional perspective, which holds that… CONTINUE READING
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