Notes From Prague: ICD-11-Progress and Prospects

March 7, 2012

In a symposium on ICD-11: Progress and Prospects, Dr Geoffrey Weeds started off with an explanation of the WHO field studies on clinicians' conceptualizations of mental disorders.

NOTES FROM PRAGUE: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

March 5, 2012

In a symposium at the 20th European Congress of Psychiatry on ICD-11: Progress and Prospects, Dr Geoffrey Weeds started off with an explanation of the WHO field studies on clinicians' conceptualizations of mental disorders. A total of 1371 participants from 64 countries took part in the survey.

The researchers looked at multiple characteristics to see associations between disorders, using the following underlying dimensions: internalizing or externalizing; neurotic versus organic; childhood versus adult. The results were particularly interesting in that they showed correlations in clinicians' classifications across countries, income levels, languages, etc.

Dr Rudolph Uher provided an update of the ICD-11 working group on mental and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. The aims of the group include updating current clinical practice, improving global applicability, and integrating child and adolescent onset disorders with adult disorders.