psychonosology

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psy·cho·no·sol·o·gy

(sī'kō-nō-sol'ŏ-jē),
The classification of mental illnesses and behavioral disorders.
[psycho- + G. nosos, disease, + logos, study]
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has been a revolutionary development in psychiatric nosology.
When our patient was evaluated for current psychiatric nosology co-existence of borderline personality disorder and dissociative personality disorder may have been considered.
However, much more research is needed to improve the mapping of the 'brain pathology-psychological symptoms-clinical diagnosis' matrix before it will be possible to propose a new psychiatric nosology that captures the complexity of these relationships.
If further brain research steers psychiatric nosology in that direction, we might end up with a DSM of 10 pages instead of almost 1,000, with an "Appendix" of genetic, neuroimaging, and other emerging biomarkers.
This began the modern era of psychiatric nosology in North America.
Psychiatric nosology is ready for a paradigm shift in DSM-V.
These systems served to bring a degree of order into the confusion of psychiatric nosology, and strove to meet, at least to some extent, the criteria of reliability and objectivity in order for psychiatry to achieve its scientific aspirations.
Unfortunately, however, that vote did not signal the absolute end of the psychiatric stigmatization of homosexuality; shortly afterward, during the height of feminists' critiques of traditional gender roles, APA agreed to introduce gender identity disorder into the psychiatric nosology.
These studies emerged as a result of the development of a descriptive psychiatric nosology as exemplified by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual third revision (DSM III (9) that permitted the operationalization and standardization of psychiatric disorders for research purposes.
He made the disease model of homosexuality the target of Washington Mattachine activism, which would eventually result in the removal of homosexuality from the psychiatric nosology in 1973.
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