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Vol. 35, No. 2-3, 2002
Issue release date: March–June 2002
Section title: Topical Review of Experience with Current Diagnostic Systems
Psychopathology 2002;35:122–126
(DOI:10.1159/000065131)

Experience with Current Multiaxial Diagnostic Systems: A Critical Review

Kastrup M.
Psychiatric Department, Amager Hospital, Copenhagen Hospital Corporation, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Abstract of Topical Review of Experience with Current Diagnostic Systems

Published online: 7/17/2002
Issue release date: March–June 2002

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP

Abstract

It is difficult to capture the complexity of the psychiatric condition with a single diagnostic category, and a multiaxial approach provides a more comprehensive picture of the current disorder. The WPA section on classification has developed a multiaxial schema based on the ICD-10 family of classifications. Four axes are proposed. Axis I: on clinical disorders; axis II: on disabilities; axis III: on contextual factors, and axis IV: on quality of life. Even though the multiaxial approach has been widely taught and surveys report on its international acceptability, daily use by clinicians of the ‘non-diagnostic’ axes have till now been limited, despite expressed interest by the very same clinicians. The multiaxial formulation is still developing and transcultural experiences need to be gained.

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Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive Psychopathology Phenomenology and Clinical Diagnositcs)
Founded 1897 as ‘Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie’

Vol. 35, No. 2-3, Year 2002 (Cover Date: March-June 2002)

Journal Editor: E. Gabriel, Vienna; C. Mundt, Heidelberg
ISSN: 0254–4962 (print), 1423–033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/psp


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Topical Review of Experience with Current Diagnostic Systems

Published online: 7/17/2002
Issue release date: March–June 2002

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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