Special Issue "Advances in Psychiatric Diagnosis Past, Present and Future"


A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carol North
VA North Texas Health Care System, 4500 S. Lancaster Rd., 116A, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
Psychiatry and Surgery/Division of Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 6363 Forest Park Rd., Dallas, TX 75390-8828,USA
Website: http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/79023/carol-north.html
Interests: Psychiatric aspects of medical illnesses; Psychiatric effects of disasters, terrorism, and other trauma; Psychiatric epidemiology, substance abuse, and service use among the homeless population; Psychoeducation; Somatoform and dissociative disorders
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alina Suris
VA North Texas Health Care System 4500 S. Lancaster Road, 116A, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
Psychiatry and Surgery/Division of Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 6363 Forest Park Rd., Dallas, TX 75390-8828,USA
Website: http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/17100/alina-suris.html
Interests: Mental health and functional outcome measures; Novel interventions for PTSD; Women’s mental health issues and treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Psychiatric diagnosis has had a long history of scientific investigation and application, with periods of rapid change, instability, and heated controversy. This Special Issue will review the history of psychiatric nomenclature and explore current and future directions in psychiatric diagnosis through the various versions of accepted diagnostic criteria and supporting research literature. It will explore the phenomenological, nosological, biological, and clinical bases of psychiatric diagnosis both broadly and more specifically (for several diagnostic categories). This Special Issue’s extensive, in-depth treatment of psychiatric diagnosis will equip the field to appreciate the complexities of psychiatric diagnosis as it pushes forward toward future advancements.

Dr. Carol North
Dr. Alina Suris
Guest Editors


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  • psychiatric diagnosis
  • psychopathology
  • nosology
  • diagnostic classification systems
  • diagnostic validity
  • diagnostic conceptualization of psychotic disorders
  • diagnostic conceptualization of mood disorders
  • diagnostic conceptualization of addictive disorders
  • diagnostic conceptualization of developmental disorders
  • diagnostic conceptualization of trauma- and stress-related disorders
  • diagnostic conceptualization of somatoform disorders
  • diagnostic conceptualization of personality disorders

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet.

Last update: 8 July 2014

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