Subthreshold Mental Disorders

Nosological and Research Recommendations

Published in: Advancing DSM: Dilemmas in Psychiatric Diagnosis / Edited By Katharine A. Phillips, Michael B. First and Harold A. Pincus. (Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2002), ch. 6, p. 129-144

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2002

by Harold Alan Pincus, Laurie McQueen, Lynn Elinson

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In this chapter, the authors discuss the complicating factors and issues that surround the identification of subthreshold mental conditions. They use depression as the paradigm for other conditions that have subthreshold features.

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