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Perspective - (2023) Volume 9, Issue 2

The Autism Diagnostic Criteria have Evolved from Initial Classification as Psychopathology
Kyra Kannen*
Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
*Correspondence: Kyra Kannen, Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Email:

Received: 30-Jan-2023, Manuscript No. IPAP-23-16685; Editor assigned: 01-Feb-2023, Pre QC No. IPAP-23-16685 (PQ); Reviewed: 15-Feb-2023, QC No. IPAP-23-16685; Revised: 20-Feb-2023, Manuscript No. IPAP-23-16685 (R); Published: 27-Feb-2023, DOI: 10.36648/2469-6676-9.2.17


The biological model, the cognitive model, and the psychody- namic model are among the psychopathology models. In any case, the natural model is a methodology for psychopathology for distinguishing proof of the physical and natural reasons for the problem. Activities in the section on etiological research are broken down into four main methods: Experiments, qua- si-experiments, correlational studies, and case studies in psy- chiatry, where many conditions are syndromes supported by abnormal patient subjective experiences, psychopathology aids in diagnosis. By providing the fundamental tools necessary to comprehend mental anguish, psychopathology serves as a link between the humanities and clinical sciences.


The scientific investigation of abnormal mental states is known as psychopathology. For more than a century, psychopathology has served as a model for psychiatric disorders and has steered both clinical and scientific advancement in contemporary psy- chiatry. Psychopathology endeavours to characterize what is strange as opposed to underestimating sound judgment sees and to get a handle on which components of mental life stay typical with regards to disease. Psychiatry is tied in with really focusing on disturbed human life, as opposed to judging, un- derestimating, rebuffing or trashing it. Two Greek words are the root of psychopathology: Pathos refers to suffering, and psyche refers to the soul. Depression is the most common mental illness, affecting an estimated 300 million people, and it typically affects women more frequently than men. Psycho- pathology is the specific study of mental disorders, while psy- chology is the general study of the human mind and behav- ior. The investigation of psychopathology might incorporate the looking at the reason for a psychological issue, how they create and advance, and how they are dealt with. Individual, group, or family and marital psychotherapy, behavior therapy methods like relaxation training or exposure therapy, and hyp- notherapy are examples of psychotherapeutic treatments. A mental health professional who studies mental illness, distress, and the conditions that can result from them is known as a psychopathologist. Based on differences in development and behavior, the diagnostic criteria for autism have evolved from their original classification as a psychopathology, such as child- hood schizophrenia, to that of a distinct neurodevelopmental syndrome. Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ADHD is a mental health condition that includes a combination of per- sistent issues like hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and diffi- culty paying attention. Psychopathology is the logical investiga- tion of unusual mental states that, for over hundred years, has given a Gestalt to mental problems and directed clinical as well as logical advancement in present day psychiatry. The study of mental illness’s biological etiology, with a focus on the genet- ic and neurophysiological foundations of clinical psychology, is known as biological psychopathology. This is the wide part of brain research that spotlights on the determination and treat- ment of mental, profound, and social problems.


Experimental or behavioral sciences are other names for this field. Psychopathology is a typical term in the investigation of clinical brain research. Premenstrual dysphoria, cyclothymia, hypomania, major depressive disorder, disruptive mood dys- regulation disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder are among these. Morbidity and mortality rise as a result of these common psychiatric conditions.

Citation: Kannen K (2023) The Autism Diagnostic Criteria have Evolved from Initial Classification as Psychopathology. Act Psycho. 9:17.

Copyright: ©2023 Kannen K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.