The differences between ICD-10 and DSM-IV(32) are small compared with those between ICD-9 and ICD-10. There are several reasons for this similarity; one of the most important is the involvement of American diagnosticians in designing the new ICD-10 classification. However, although the two systems have converged, they are still not fully congruent. But, despite the remaining differences, psychiatrists worldwide are converging more than ever with respect to diagnosis and classification.
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