A holistic approach to the description of mental disorders requires the inclusion of interview data, questionnaire data, test and neuropsychology as well as biological markers as an evidence-oriented supplement to conventional data. Behind this is a systemic bio-psychodynamic interaction model. On the basis of this model, the whole represents much more than the sum of the parts: What is required is an integration of the data to understand the individual disorder. In the end, the data must provide indications for specific treatment.

Bringing the various parts together to form a whole leads to clinical diagnosis. Weighing up the importance of the individual parts within the whole is the real art of diagnostics. Treatment strategies can be derived from a multidimensional diagnosis. We divide these into the development of everyday strategies, medication and non-drug treatment.

In a project with the Atiehklinik in Teheran (Iran), the benefits of reporting are being investigated.

Speakers: Andreas Müller, Fateme Gholamalinezhad; Reza Rostami

See also a first contribution by Fateme Gholamalinezhad. download of the pdf file