Classification Of Mental Disorders

Unfortunately, a common approach to the issue of the classification of mental disorders among medical scientists do not. This is caused in many cases it is impossible to determine the causes of a disease, different methods of detection and treatment in different countries. To date, there are two main approaches to the classification of mental disorders. Consider them below.
1 Nosological approach involves the separation of mental disorders, depending on the flow rate, the common symptoms of the disease and typical treatments, focusing on the possible outcome of the forecast of each individual disease.
2 A pragmatic approach is based on statistical data and suggests a classification of mental disorders, depending on the prevalence of the most characteristic symptoms and treatment outcomes.
In domestic psychiatry follow the following classification of mental disorders.
1 Endogenous mental disorders. These include diseases caused by internal pathologies such as, for example, genetic predisposition. This schizophrenia, cyclothymia, manic-depressive psychosis, senile mental disorders.
2 endogenously-organic mental disorder. The causes of these diseases are the synthesis of internal pathological factors and consequences of injuries (eg, traumatic brain injury). This epilepsy, atrophic brain diseases and disorders of the brain associated with disruption of the vascular system of the latter.
3 Somatogenic mental disorders. It is a mental disorder caused by physical illness, intoxication, infection. These include alcoholism, drug addiction, substance abuse, mental illness resulting from infection of postponed or physical illness, industrial or other intoxication.

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