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May 21, 2019

A Transdiagnostic Approach for Psychiatric and Related Disorders

Dr Daniel Souery
Dr Daniel Souery MD is a psychiatrist and the director of Psy Pluriel. His work has mainly focused on the management of unipolar and bipolar affective disorders. He launched...

Diagnostic approaches applied in psychiatry are often criticized anddeemed unsatisfactory because of their relative lack of reliability andvalidity. One reason for this complexity lies in the purely symptomaticapproach to diagnosis. This approach also results in misdiagnosis,difficulties and high risk of aberrant therapeutic choices. The problemis also the source of great difficulty in differentiating the normalfrom the pathological in situations of emotional and psychologicaldistress that should not be the subject of a psychiatric diagnosis.