Reflections on DSM classification and its utility in primary care: case studies in "mental disorders".

@article{Katerndahl2005ReflectionsOD,
  title={Reflections on DSM classification and its utility in primary care: case studies in "mental disorders".},
  author={David A Katerndahl and Anne C. Larme and Raymond F Palmer and Nancy Amodei},
  journal={Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          91-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND This case series was conducted to demonstrate the limitations of the DSM system in primary care patients. METHOD Sixty family health center patients free of mental disorders according to DSM-IV criteria completed monthly quantitative interviews, using multiple rating instruments, concerning the levels of psychiatric symptoms, presence of distress and/or a mental disorder, functional status, support, and stressors. In addition, a purposive sample of 16 subjects completed an in-depth… CONTINUE READING
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