Research Review: Seven reasons why binary diagnostic categories should be replaced with empirically sounder and less stigmatizing dimensions

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Bringing you some selected Open Access journal papers from our portfolio; The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP), Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal (CAMH), and JCPP Advances.

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Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

Background – An ongoing positive revolution advocates a new approach to the individual differences in human emotions, cognitions, and behavior that cause distress and impair functioning. This revolution endorses the long-proposed, but still unrealized rejection of the medical model, which attributes psychological problems to a sick brain or mind. In addition, it advocates replacing the binary diagnoses used in ICD and DSM, which assume a clear discontinuity between “normal” and “abnormal” functioning, with continuous dimensions of psychological problems.

Authors; Benjamin B. Lahey, Henning Tiemeier, Robert F. Krueger

First published: 09 October 2022

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