The editors emphasise that the strength of the OPD-CA-2 lies in the possibility of a diagnostic investigation of structure and conflict as a supplement to the multiaxial classification
system, in the capturing of relationship patterns and in the possibility of assessing the prerequisites of treatment.
"We propose that it is no longer appropriate to name all drugs that treat psychosis as 'antipsychotics.' We propose a multiaxial classification
system based on pharmacologic mechanisms of action.
Clasificacion multiaxial de agresores de pareja en centros penitenciarios [Pair aggressors' multiaxial classification
in penitentiary centers].
It is a multiaxial classification
system and is useful for clinical formulation.
The publication of the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 1980) marked the introduction of the multiaxial classification
system for mental disorders.
child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, 1996, Cambridge University Press
The DSM system, which is basically a multiaxial classification
system, is more dominant in North America.