Judith Rapoport on Dimensional Research in Psychiatry
Different psychiatric disorders also have important similarities that can further understanding
NIMH child psychiatry chief Judith L. Rapoport, MD, discusses how researchers in mental health look not only at the groups of symptoms that make up psychiatric disorders and syndromes, but also at how they break down into ‘dimensions’ that apply across disorders. For instance, depression and ADHD are very different disorders–but they also share certain dimensions. And these similarities could be the key to truly understanding diseases of the brain.