The APA Classification of Mental Disorders: Future PerspectivesRegier D.A. · Narrow W.E. · First M.B. · Marshall T.
aDivision of Research, American Psychiatric Association, bAmerican Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, Washington, D.C., and cDepartment of Psychiatry, Columbia University, and Biometrics Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, N.Y., USA
After 8–10 years of experience with the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) and the tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), it is an ideal time to begin looking at the clinical and research consequences of these diagnostic systems. The American Psychiatric Association, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, has initiated a research development process intended to accelerate an evaluation of existing criteria while developing and testing hypotheses that would improve the validity of our diagnostic concepts. Over the past year, a multidisciplinary, international panel has developed a series of six white papers which define research opportunities in the following broad areas: Nomenclature, Disability and Impairment, Personality Disorders, Relational Disorders, Developmental Psychopathology, Neuroscience, and Cross-Cultural aspects of Psychopathology. Recommendations for future national and international research in each of these areas will be discussed.
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This paper summarizes a presentation made at the Symposium on International Classification and Diagnosis, London, July 2001. An earlier and more extensive version of this presentation is contained in .
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Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive Psychopathology Phenomenology and Clinical Diagnositcs)
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Vol. 35, No. 2-3, Year 2002 (Cover Date: March-June 2002)
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