Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: 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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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: 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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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: 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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