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Author Schmidt, Norman B, author

Title Taxometrics : toward a new diagnostic scheme for psychopathology / Norman B. Schmidt, Roman Kotov, Thomas E. Joiner.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2004.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 198 pages :) illustrations.
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Note Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index.
Contents Introduction : taxometrics can "do diagnostics right" -- Ch. 1. The nature of classification -- Ch. 2. Evolution of classification in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : current problems and proposed alternatives -- Ch. 3. An analytic primer : how do you do taxometrics? -- Ch. 4. Diagnosing a taxon : specific applications for the DSM -- Ch. 5. Taxometric studies of psychopathology : where are the taxa? -- Ch. 6. Taxometric studies of psychopathology : future directions.
Summary "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) provides a common language for mental health professionals and enhances the reliability of diagnoses; however, it does have its limitations. Notably, there is little basis for its current categorical representation of diagnostic entities. In this volume, Schmidt, Kotov, and Joiner present an alternative approach for developing the DSM - taxometrics, and applied data-analytic tool that discerns categories from continua and establishes defining indicators of identified categories. Integrating the work of Paul Meehl and colleagues, the book begins the task of "true diagnostics," that is, the application of taxometrics to psychopathological syndromes. In the book, the authors review what is known about the categorical nature of diagnoses, provide a user-friendly primer about taxometrics, and describe the methodology for applying taxometric procedures to diagnostic categories in the DSM. This book will be of interest to any mental health professional who is committed to the refinement of diagnostic procedures."--BOOK JACKET.
Language English.
Note Print version record.
Subject Mental Health -- classification. (DNLM)D008603Q000145
Mental illness.
Statistics as Topic -- methods. (DNLM)D013223Q000379
Mental illness -- Classification.
Psychopathologie.
Classificatie.
Diagnostiek.
Psychische Störung (DE-588)4047686-8
Diagnosenschlüssel (DE-588)4192596-8
Numerische Taxonomie (DE-588)4172170-6
Mental illness -- Diagnosis.
Documentation. (DNLM)D004282
Mathematics. (DNLM)D008433
Information Science. (DNLM)D007254
Information Services. (DNLM)D007255
Quality of Health Care. (DNLM)D011787
Public Health. (DNLM)D011634
Natural Science Disciplines. (DNLM)D010811
Investigative Techniques.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment.
Environment and Public Health.
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation.
Disciplines and Occupations.
Delivery of Health Care. (DNLM)D003695
Psychiatry - General.
Psychiatry.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Classification. (DNLM)D002965
Statistics -- methods.
Statistics as Topic. (DNLM)D013223
Mental Disorders. (DNLM)D001523
Epidemiologic Methods. (DNLM)D004812
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms. (DNLM)D017531
Psychiatry and Psychology.
Mental Disorders -- classification. (DNLM)D001523Q000145
Classification -- methods. (DNLM)D002965Q000379
Mental Disorders -- diagnosis. (DNLM)D001523Q000175
Mental illness -- Classification.
Mental illness -- Classification.
Statistics as Topic -- methods. (DNLM)D013223Q000379
Mental illness -- Diagnosis.
Genre/Form Classification.
Added Author Joiner, Thomas E.
Kotov, Roman.
American Psychological Association.
Ovid Technologies, Inc.
Added Title Taxometrics
PsycBOOKS collection.
PsycBooks (Ovid)
Other Form: Print version: Schmidt, Norman B. Taxometrics. 1st ed. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2004 (DLC) 2004000026
ISBN 1591471427
9781591471424
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