A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders by John E. Cooper

A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders

byJohn E. Cooper, Norman Sartorius

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A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders provides essential reading as a background and supplement to both the recently produced DSM-5 and the forthcoming ICD-11. It focuses on the processes of classification and diagnosis, and the uses for these classifications. The bookemphasises the dangers of regarding any current psychiatric classification as true or complete, in view of the present partial state of knowledge about the causes and mechanisms of most mental and behavioural disorders.This book is unique in containing a number of chapters that give a brief history of the cooperative efforts and projects necessary for the production of internationally agreed psychiatric classifications. The discussion begins in 1965 with the US/UK Diagnostic study, the preparations for ICD-8 withits first international glossary, and the International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia, designed and coordinated by the World Health Organization. While recognizing the importance of the innovations of the DSM series of classifications of the American Psychiatric Association, the book also takes atruly international perspective. The expert authors are well placed to do this, having been personally involved in many of the collaborative studies and developments discussed. A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders is an illustration of how much international collaborative work has been necessary over several decades to produce the currently agreed classifications. There is still a long way to go, but a start has been made.

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Professor Cooper graduated from Oxford University (Lincoln College), and completed his clinical training at UCH London and postgraduate psychiatric training at Royal Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and Institute of Psychiatry, London, where he was leader of the UK team of the US/UK Diagnostic Project. Subsequent posts include consultant...

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Title:A Companion to the Classification of Mental DisordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:September 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Problems before agreed psychiatric classifications were available2. First steps towards international agreement on diagnosis and classification3. Large-scale collaborative studies on diagnosis4. Developments in the USA5. The first internationally understandable epidemiological studies6. Large community-based diagnostic studies in the USA7. Other large community-based diagnostic surveys8. Some problems with research methods used in psychiatric surveys9. Translation and use of interviewing schedules in more than one language and culture10. Towards international agreement on classification11. Communication between different health care professions12. Understanding classification13. Special problems for psychiatric classification14. Diagnosis in psychiatry15. Classification beyond the diagnosis16. Multi-axial classification17. Psychiatric classification in an international perspective18. Using a psychiatric classification19. The future