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Pocket Guide to the ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

With Glossary and Diagnostic Criteria for Research

J.E. Cooper
World Health Organization

  • 1994
  • 448 Pages
  • ISBN 978-0-88048-983-6
  • Item #8983


The use of a widely accepted diagnostic classification is vital for the effective treatment of psychiatric patients, and is essential in research.

This pocket-book version of Chapter V of the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) will facilitate both practice and research. It provides a quickly accessible and easy-to-use source of information about the new classification.

The book has been compiled with a range of users in mind, including psychiatrists of all grades of seniority and experience, researchers, medical records staff and data analysts. Managers and other non-medically qualified mental health professionals will also find it useful.

Compiled by a psychiatrist, this pocket-book is practical and clinical in its approach, and brings together in one place all major aspects of the description and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.


    Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. List of categories. Notes for users of DCR-10. Chapter V: Mental and behavioural disorders with glossary, DCR-10 and diagnostic notes. Annex 1 to DCR-10: Provisional criteria for selected disorders. Annex 2 to DCR-10: Culture-specific disorders. Notes on unsolved problems. Other conditions from ICD-10 often associated with mental behavioural disorders. Conversion table between Chapters V of ICD-9 and ICD-10. Diagnostic instruments and publications related to ICD-10 Chapter V. Index.

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