Evolving Adaptations and Annotations of the International Classification
Latin American Guide for Psychiatric Diagnosis (GLDP)Berganza C.E.a · Mezzich J.E.b · Jorge M.R.c
aSan Carlos University School of Medicine, Guatemala, Guatemala, bMount Sinai School of Medicine, NewYork,N.Y.,USA, and cPaulista School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Culturally competent diagnostic systems are necessary for an effective and ethical clinical practice, as cultural diversity of patients increase around the world. Latin American psychiatrists hold a long-standing commitment to this enterprise. Recently, two main Latin American adaptations to the international psychiatric classification have emerged: the Cuban Glossary of Psychiatry, and the project of the Latin American Guide for Psychiatric Diagnosis (GLADP). Keeping ICD-10 as the basis for nosological organization, GLADP is being developed with contributions by mental health professionals from Latin American countries. GLADP comprises 4 parts: (1) historical and cultural framework, (2) comprehensive diagnosis and formulation, (3) psychiatric nosology and (4) appendixes.
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