Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual PDM
This manual is based on current neuroscience and treatment outcome studies that demonstrate the importance of focusing on the full range and depth of emotional and social functioning. Beginning with a classification of the spectrum of personality patterns and disorders found in individuals and then describing a profile of mental functioning that permits a clinician to look in detail at each of the patient's capacities, the entries include a description of the patient's symptoms with a focus on the patient's internal experiences as well as surface behaviors.
"Emphasizes the importance of individual personality patterns...which qualify as full-blown disorders only at the extremes." --The New York Times
The Alliance of Psychodynamic Organizations is a collaboration of the major psychoanalytic organizations including the American Psychoanalytic Association, International Psychoanalytical Association, the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Psychoanalysis, and National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.
Part I - Classification of Adult Mental Health Disorders; Part II - Classification of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders; Part III - Conceptual and research Foundations for a Psychodynamically Based Classification System for Mental Health Disorders.