Contemporary Directions in Psychopathology

Scientific Foundations of the DSM-V and ICD-11

Edited by Theodore Millon, Robert F. Krueger, and Erik Simonsen

Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
February 25, 2010
ISBN 9781606235324
Price: $125.00
622 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
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622 Pages
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“Provides conceptual tools with which to appreciate the emerging taxonomy. Parts of it will be an invaluable resource for teaching and will provide foundation for future scholarship as DSM-5 is released....Readers intrigued by scientific foundations of the DSM-V and ICD-11 will be delighted. The contributions establish intellectual foundations of nosology for clinical scientists for many years to come.”


“DSM-IV has had tremendous effects—both positive and negative—on clinical practice and research. Will DSM-V be an improvement? This exceptional book explores such crucial issues as whether the diagnostic categories have construct validity, how symptom diagnoses relate to personality, the impact of culture on classification, and how to base the diagnostic process in neurobiology. This book is a 'must' for anyone who wonders how the DSM could be made more clinically relevant. You will not find a more sophisticated discussion of the essential issues in psychiatric diagnosis anywhere else.”

—John F. Clarkin, PhD, Co-Director, Personality Disorders Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

“This is an impressive volume. Millon, Krueger, and Simonsen have assembled a stellar group of experts to provide up-to-date, scholarly, and innovative analyses of critical issues in psychopathology. Essential reading for any one interested in understanding the challenges facing contemporary psychopathology and psychiatric nosology. The breadth and depth of the contributions will appeal both to experienced practitioners and researchers and to students training for the various mental health professions.”

—W. John Livesley, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry (Emeritus), University of British Columbia, Canada