Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 1680-5348Print version ISSN 1020-4989
RIVAS RODRIGUEZ, Mar; REED, Geoffrey M.; FIRST, Michael B. and AYUSO-MATEOS, José Luis. Contributions from two Latin American psychiatric classifications to the development of ICD-11. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.2, pp.130-137. ISSN 1680-5348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1020-49892011000200009.
In the context of the updating of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), this study conducted a code-by-code comparison between the ICD-10 chapter "Mental and Behavioural Disorders" and the diagnostic categories of two Latin American classification schemes: the Third Cuban Psychiatric Glossary (GC-3) and the Latin American Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis (GLADP). The objective was to help define what categories in the current classification should be broadened and what new categories might be added to the future ICD-11 to make it more applicable in local sociocultural and clinical contexts that differ from those found in regions whose perspectives have historically dominated the ICD, namely, the United States and Europe. It is hoped that the results will contribute to the efforts under way to develop a genuinely international classification system.
Keywords : international classification of diseases; mental health; mental disorders; Latin America.