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Shiver healthy people DSM-5 is coming!

10 Feb

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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You were considered as healthy according to the “DSM-4”, but there is no guarantee that you’ll stay in such a good condition under the soon coming “DSM-5” area which is expected next year. Especially if you belong to the category of individuals who are bereaved people, shy, eccentric, unconventional romantic, defiant, experiencing apathy, oppositional defiant, trusting the virtues of a fetish, gamblers or internet addict.

In the other extremity of the spectrum, serial rapist and sex abusers who until now where solely considered as ugly criminals inherit the statute of ill people suffering from “paraphilic coercive disorder” needing to be cure.

Already in the past centuries, to say it shortly, the number of distinct recognized mental disorders rose from one in the year 1840 to 350 in 2000.

So enjoy your mental healthiness now because it may not survive to the imminent arrival of the DSM-5!

Reference:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/09/mental-illness-diagnosis-idUSL5E8D98MX20120209?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssHealthcareNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FUShealthcareNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Healthcare+News%29

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ICD10 in French

11 May

The french translation of the 10th International Classification of Diseases available at the Neuchâtel university web site. Thanks to our Swiss neighbors

http://taurus.unine.ch/icd10

how to classify your environmental variables

17 Mar

These are two web sites very useful if you want to classify or encode environmental variables such as living territories, department of residence, density of health professionals, rate of unemployment, rate of chronic  disease, income per inhabitant and so on:

1) http://www.sirsepaca.org/index.php (datas availables only for the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)

2) http://www.ined.fr/

how to encode behind the counter medicines in a survey

12 Jan

two classifications very useful:

Ephmra (european pharmaceutical medical research assocation):

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceRecherche/Enquetes/ESPS/Dictionnaire2004/addphar/addphar_ephmra.html

ATC (Anatomic and therapeutic classification):

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_ATC

World Health Organisation

11 Jan

International classification of diseases :

http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/

encoding your survey’s questionaires

11 Jan

the web site for french socio demographic official classifications (NAF and CSP for example):

http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/default.asp?page=nomenclatures/liste-nomenclatures.htm

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