Too soon to discard Kraepelin: improving diagnosis by appropriate use of neo-Kraepelinian and unitary psychosis models

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Petch, J. and Huda, A. 2022. Too soon to discard Kraepelin: improving diagnosis by appropriate use of neo-Kraepelinian and unitary psychosis models. BJPsych Advances. 29 (3), pp. 177-186. https://doi.org/10.1192/bja.2022.53
AuthorsPetch, J. and Huda, A.
Abstract

There is a debate in psychiatry regarding whether it is better to use neo-Kraepelinian diagnostic categories or unitary models of psychosis in clinical practice. This article argues that clinicians should use either model as appropriate for the case in question, along with the conceptual framework used in the clinical management of psychosis without a clear biological cause. It first explores the values involved in the development of psychiatric classification systems, the purpose of classification and how we reached the current DSM/ICD and unitary models of psychosis. It then describes a diagnostic approach in which the choice of model should depend on the case in question, and offers a diagnostic protocol to guide the decision.

KeywordsBipolar affective disorders; Psychotic disorders; Schizophrenia; Comorbidity; Phenomenonology
Year2022
JournalBJPsych Advances
Journal citation29 (3), pp. 177-186
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN2056-4678
2056-4686
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1192/bja.2022.53
Official URLhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjpsych-advances/article/abs/too-soon-to-discard-kraepelin-improving-diagnosis-by-appropriate-use-of-neokraepelinian-and-unitary-psychosis-models/357212A5086D25830DC93145F91576A6
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Online02 Aug 2022
PrintMay 2023
Publication process dates
Deposited24 May 2023
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