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(p. 3) Diagnostic Issues 

(p. 3) Diagnostic Issues
Chapter:
(p. 3) Diagnostic Issues
Author(s):

Mark R. Dadds

, Rachael C. James

, Paula M. Barrett

, and Frank C. Verhulst

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195135947.003.0001
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date: 28 May 2020

This chapter explores diagnostic issues in psychopathology, including the development of the current systems (the DSM and ICD), and their classifications of separation anxiety disorder (SAD), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, specific phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder. It discusses the positive aspects and problems of diagnostic systems, and contemporary approaches to categorization, as well as criteria for evaluating diagnostic systems.

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