Issues Surrounding Classification and Diagnosis

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  • Created on: 27-04-16 10:16


  • Nilsson et al found a 60 per cent concordance rate between practitioners using the ICD classification system, implying that the DSM system is more reliable. Soderberg supports this by founding an 81 per cent concordance rate for DSM system at its most up to date form. 
  • Seto reported that schizophrenia was relabelled integration disorder in Japan, due to the difficulty of reliable diagnosis, suggesting that schizophrenia, as a seperate identifiable disorder, is not real. 
  • The reliability of schizophrenia diagnosis, at 81 per cent, is superior than that for anxiety at 63 per cent. The reliability


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