Diagnosis and classification in psychiatry: Gerald klerman's contribution Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mental Disorders

abstract

  • Gerald Klerman (1928-1992) made substantial contributions to diagnosis and classification in psychiatry during a time of great change. He understood and appreciated the importance of descriptive, biological, psychoanalytic, social, interpersonal and behavioral approaches and was uniquely able to integrate them cogently. He demanded that theories and hypotheses be tested empirically, and he spearheaded many key scientific research programs directed toward this goal, including the Clinical Studies of the National Institute of Mental Health Program on the Psychobiology of Depression. This article provides an overview of his contributions.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10673229409017097

PubMed ID

  • 9384865

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 306

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 1

number

  • 6