Diagnosing Dysfunctional Behaviour - Categorising Disorders - ICD (only)

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Categorising Disorders - ICD (only)

***PLEASE NOTE: For this question you would only be asked to "Outline one way" so you can use DSM or ICD - For the DSM revision card look at that one.***

Once an individual has been identified as showing dysfunctional behaviour, a diagnosis of what specific condition they've made is based on the symptoms of the show. There are 2 main diagnostic tools:

  • ICD-10
  • DSM- IV

The ICD is published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is used to diagnose both physical and mental conditions.

It includes description of the main features of mental health disorders and each section indicates how many features of disease need to be required in order to diagnose the problem.

The ICD has over 100 different categories for mental health orders ranging from dementia to schizophrenia.

Conclusion: Its useful to use ICD to diagnose DB as it enables people to obtain a formal diagnosis so that help and support can be obtained.

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