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Classification of Dissociative States in DSM–III–R and ICD–10 (1989 Draft) a Study of Indian Out-patients

  • Partha Sarathi Das (a1) and Shekhar Saxena (a1)

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When 42 cases of primary dissociative states from India were classified according to DSM–III–R and ICD–10 criteria, DSM–III–R was found to be unsatisfactory, with 40 (95.2%) cases receiving a diagnosis of dissociative disorder not otherwise specified. The majority fit well into simple dissociative and possession disorders. ICD–10 was found to be more satisfactory, with 36 (85.5%) patients fitting into specific subcategories, which, however, need to be defined and described more explicitly.

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Classification of Dissociative States in DSM–III–R and ICD–10 (1989 Draft) a Study of Indian Out-patients

  • Partha Sarathi Das (a1) and Shekhar Saxena (a1)

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Classification of Dissociative States in DSM–III–R and ICD–10 (1989 Draft) a Study of Indian Out-patients

  • Partha Sarathi Das (a1) and Shekhar Saxena (a1)
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