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ERIC Number: EJ896862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 111
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
Validity of Classification of Externalizing Disorders
Sengupta, Somnath; Shivalkar, Rupali
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v3 n3 p64-79 2007
There is increasing recognition that the externalizing disorders continue into adulthood or cause substantial impairment that may persist into adulthood. These disorders place substantial demands on the health care, education and legal resources and have considerable public health importance. The concept and the nosology of the externalizing disorders have evolved considerably over the last few decades. Efforts were made to keep DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) and ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) close to each other to enhance international consensus and subsequently the validity of these disorders. This article aims to review the conceptual basis and the debate over the nosology of externalizing disorders with a view to examine the validity of ICD-10 diagnoses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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