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Classification of mental disorders

Chapter 3 and Chapter 4: Assessment Diagnosis and Treament

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Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment Purposes of Assessment Description and diagnosis Taxonomic diagnosis, e.g., DSM-IV-TR Prognosis and treatment planning Prognosis ? predictions about future behavior under specified condition Treatment to enhance future development, not just remove problem Treatment planning and evaluation Generate plan to address problem Evaluation of effectiveness Assessing Disorders Clinical interviews Developmental and family history Semistructured interviews Behavioral assessment Behavior analysis or functional analysis of behavior: ABC Checklist and Rating scales Psychological Testing IQ Personality tests: Objective & Projective Classification & Diagnosis Categories vs. Dimensions Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Multi-axial system
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