Les progrès dans la réalisation de la classification quantitative de la psychopathologie

Shortcomings of approaches to classifying psychopathology based on expert consensus have given rise to contemporary efforts to classify psychopathology quantitatively. In this paper, we review progress in achieving a quantitative and empirical classification of psychopathology. A substantial empirical literature indicates that psychopathology is generally more dimensional than categorical. When the discreteness versus continuity of psychopathology is treated as a research question, as opposed to being decided as a matter of tradition, the evidence clearly supports the hypothesis of continuity. In addition, a related body of literature shows how psychopathology dimensions can be arranged in a hierarchy, ranging from very broad “spectrum level” dimensions, to specific and narrow clusters of symptoms. In this way, a quantitative approach solves the “problem of comorbidity” by explicitly modeling patterns of co-occurrence among signs and symptoms within a detailed and variegated hierarchy of dimensional concepts with direct clinical utility. Indeed, extensive evidence pertaining to the dimensional and hierarchical structure of psychopathology has led to the formation of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) Consortium. This is a group of 70 investigators working together to study empirical classification of psychopathology. In this paper, we describe the aims and current foci of the HiTOP Consortium. These aims pertain to continued research on the empirical organization of psychopathology; the connection between personality and psychopathology; the utility of empirically based psychopathology constructs in both research and the clinic; and the development of novel and comprehensive models and corresponding assessment instruments for psychopathology constructs derived from an empirical approach.



Work Title Les progrès dans la réalisation de la classification quantitative de la psychopathologie
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  1. Robert F. Krueger
  2. Roman Kotov
  3. David Watson
  4. Miriam K. Forbes
  5. Nicholas R. Eaton
  6. Camilo J. Ruggero
  7. Leonard J. Simms
  8. Thomas A. Widiger
  9. Thomas M. Achenbach
  10. Bo Bach
  11. R. Michael Bagby
  12. Marina A. Bornovalova
  13. William T. Carpenter
  14. Michael Chmielewski
  15. David C. Cicero
  16. Lee Anna Clark
  17. Christopher Conway
  18. Barbara DeClercq
  19. Colin G. DeYoung
  20. Anna R. Docherty
  21. Laura E. Drislane
  22. Michael B. First
  23. Kelsie T. Forbush
  24. Michael Hallquist
  25. John D. Haltigan
  26. Christopher J. Hopwood
  27. Masha Y. Ivanova
  28. Katherine G. Jonas
  29. Robert D. Latzman
  30. Kristian E. Markon
  31. Joshua D. Miller
  32. Leslie C. Morey
  33. Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt
  34. Johan Ormel
  35. Praveetha Patalay
  36. Christopher J. Patrick
  37. Aaron L. Pincus
  38. Darrel A. Regier
  39. Ulrich Reininghaus
  40. Leslie A. Rescorla
  41. Douglas B. Samuel
  42. Martin Sellbom
  43. Alexander J. Shackman
  44. Andrew Skodol
  45. Tim Slade
  46. Susan C. South
  47. Matthew Sunderland
  48. Jennifer L. Tackett
  49. Noah C. Venables
  50. Irwin D. Waldman
  51. Monika A. Waszczuk
  52. Mark H. Waugh
  53. Aidan G.C. Wright
  54. David H. Zald
  55. Johannes Zimmermann
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Work Type Article
  1. Annales Medico-Psychologiques
Publication Date January 1, 2021
Publisher Identifier (DOI)
  1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amp.2020.11.015
Deposited July 14, 2021




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  • Added Kreuger_et_al__2021__v2.pdf
  • Added Creator Robert F. Krueger
  • Added Creator Roman Kotov
  • Added Creator David Watson
  • Added Creator Miriam K. Forbes
  • Added Creator Nicholas R. Eaton
  • Added Creator Camilo J. Ruggero
  • Added Creator Leonard J. Simms
  • Added Creator Thomas A. Widiger
  • Added Creator Thomas M. Achenbach
  • Added Creator Bo Bach
  • Added Creator R. Michael Bagby
  • Added Creator Marina A. Bornovalova
  • Added Creator William T. Carpenter
  • Added Creator Michael Chmielewski
  • Added Creator David C. Cicero
  • Added Creator Lee Anna Clark
  • Added Creator Christopher Conway
  • Added Creator Barbara DeClercq
  • Added Creator Colin G. DeYoung
  • Added Creator Anna R. Docherty
  • Added Creator Laura E. Drislane
  • Added Creator Michael B. First
  • Added Creator Kelsie T. Forbush
  • Added Creator Michael Hallquist
  • Added Creator John D. Haltigan
  • Added Creator Christopher J. Hopwood
  • Added Creator Masha Y. Ivanova
  • Added Creator Katherine G. Jonas
  • Added Creator Robert D. Latzman
  • Added Creator Kristian E. Markon
  • Added Creator Joshua D. Miller
  • Added Creator Leslie C. Morey
  • Added Creator Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt
  • Added Creator Johan Ormel
  • Added Creator Praveetha Patalay
  • Added Creator Christopher J. Patrick
  • Added Creator Aaron L. Pincus
  • Added Creator Darrel A. Regier
  • Added Creator Ulrich Reininghaus
  • Added Creator Leslie A. Rescorla
  • Added Creator Douglas B. Samuel
  • Added Creator Martin Sellbom
  • Added Creator Alexander J. Shackman
  • Added Creator Andrew Skodol
  • Added Creator Tim Slade
  • Added Creator Susan C. South
  • Added Creator Matthew Sunderland
  • Added Creator Jennifer L. Tackett
  • Added Creator Noah C. Venables
  • Added Creator Irwin D. Waldman
  • Added Creator Monika A. Waszczuk
  • Added Creator Mark H. Waugh
  • Added Creator Aidan G.C. Wright
  • Added Creator David H. Zald
  • Added Creator Johannes Zimmermann
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