Integrative psychiatric diagnosis

For clinical purposes it has been proposed that more elaborate and expanded diagnostic formulations be made. (2,28)

Such diagnosis should incorporate diagnostic categories as well as the onset mechanisms of the psychopathology, biological aspects, psychological functioning, milieu characteristics, life problems, psychosocial needs, and individual strengths. Diagnostics of this sort have been called integrative diagnosis and are an attempt to adapt conventional diagnostic criteria to the complex problems of mentally retarded individuals. During the diagnostic process particular attention is paid to describing the onset mechanism of the psychopathological phenomenon by which the dynamics of different nosological factors come into scope and become more understandable to the direct carers and professional helpers. A better understanding of the processes involved in the mental illness are important to the treatment approach.

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