The lack of diagnostic gold standards and the multiplicity of vantage points used to conceptualize mental illness renders psychiatric diagnostic and therapeutic approaches susceptible to individual and cultural biases. Developments in therapeutic approaches have often provided vantage points from which to conceptualize psychopathology. The identification of predictors of treatment response may be a useful element for clinicians to select between multiple treatment tools in an expanding therapeutic armamentarium while fostering refinements in current diagnostic systems.
Dunayevich, MD, Eduardo
"Prediction of Treatment Response and Diagnosis in Psychiatry,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
2, Article 10.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol12/iss2/10