EDITORIAL URRENT Controversies and clarifications in the classification PINION of disorders of intellectual development, new genetic findings, epilepsy, bullying, and innovative developmental neuropsychiatric treatments (deep-brain stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, and oxytocin) James C. Harris The current issue begins with a historical review of an intellectual disability’ when referring to affected efforts to reach consensus on the classification of children. disorders of intellectual development by the chair- The revised Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of man and members of the International Classifica- Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5) and ICD-11 clas- tion of Diseases 11th revision (ICD-11) Work Group sifications of mental retardation have sparked an . A companion article examines the value of using academic debate about the new nomenclature . neurocognitive profiles in ICD-11 diagnostic assess- How has the classification changed historically over ments . The concept of the broader behavioral the years? Is it best described as a health condition phenotype is introduced and examined in Lesch– (disorder) or as a disability? Luis Salvador-Carulla, Nyhan syndrome (LNS) and its variants . How Chair of the WHO Working Group on Mental Retar- whole exome sequencing is redefining our under- dation (WG-MR) (2009–2011) and his coauthors, standing of the phenotype/genotype relationship is
Current Opinion in Psychiatry – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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