Toward a clinically-oriented model of anxiety disorders.

  title={Toward a clinically-oriented model of anxiety disorders.},
  author={Peter J. Norton},
  journal={Cognitive behaviour therapy},
  volume={35 2},
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) model of psychopathology has generally been the accepted standard in North America for understanding and diagnosing psychological disorders for over half a century. This classification model, particularly since DSM-III, has been formulated around the goals of aiding diagnosis, enhancing communication among professionals, fostering psychopathology research and informing treatment. However, all classification systems are inherently… CONTINUE READING