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"I would recommend this book to anyone practicing in the mental health field and to consumers in mental health." (Metapsychology Online Review, June 2002)
"some useful background to the contemporary debate..." (Human Nature Review, Vol.2 2002)
"...an excellent reflection on psychiatric diagnosis and classification..." (Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, Vol.71, No.6, 2002)
This book provides an overview of the strengths and limitations of the currently available systems for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders, in particular the DSM-IV and the ICD-10, and of the prospects for future developments.
Among the issues covered are:
This book will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, managers and policy makers.See all Product Description