Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A concluding commentary on the special issue on the PDM-2: Celebration and future hopes (plus a few anxieties).

My commentary reflects on the contributions from a conference about the 2nd edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). I emphasize the distinctiveness of the PDM-2 as a diagnostic manual and discuss future directions for its use, developme…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Reclaiming the developmental lens for adolescent formulation and diagnosis: Application of the PDM-2 to clinical cases.

We emphasize the value of a developmental framework for adolescent diagnosis and clinical formulation. Clinical use of diagnostic approaches constructed for either children or adults risks misunderstanding, and perhaps even misdiagnosing, symptoms and …

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A clinically useful assessment of patients’ (and therapists’) mental functioning: M-axis implications for the therapeutic alliance.

Among its several changes and innovations, the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2) strongly emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship. The manual helps clinicians to understand better their behaviors in therapy…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Introduction to the special issue on the <em>Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd Edition</em> (PDM-2): The PDM: Yesterday, today, tomorrow.

In this introductory essay, we review the development of the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. We place the first edition in historical context and note the main responses and critiques of professional colleagues to its publication…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Commentary on the <em>Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd Edition</em>: The PDM-2 as an effort to enhance the psychiatric diagnosis.

The author views the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd edition (PDM-2) as a monumental and very difficult achievement. Freud divided psychoanalysis into three parts: a model of the mind, a clinical treatment, and a research tool. Two of these parts …

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