Categories, dimensions, and narratives for person-centered diagnostic assessment

Michel Botbol, Claudio E.M. Banzato, Luis Salvador-Carulla

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Classifications are multipurpose tools that have to deal with multiple epistemological constraints. In spite of the hopes they raised, the DSM-III, DSM-IV, and DSM-5 categorical models have shown their limitations in fostering effective diagnostic assessment processes. By discussing the person-centered integrative diagnosis (PID) this paper will consider how pluralistic descriptive procedures (Categories, Dimensions and Narratives) are essential for diagnostic assessment in person-centered medicine and psychiatry. It will stress the importance of the narratives of the patient and of the physician in this novel comprehensive diagnostic perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerson Centered Psychiatry
EditorsJuan E. Mezzich, Michel Botbol, George N. Christodoulou, C. Robert Cloninger, Ihsan M. Salloum
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319397245
ISBN (Print)9783319397221
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


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