Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis OPD-2: Manual for Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

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OPD-2 is a new edition of the multiaxial diagnostic system for psychodynamically oriented therapists and psychiatrists, now with practical tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change.Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) is a form of multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles, analogous to those based on other principles such as DSM-IV and ICD-10. The OPD is based on five axes: I - experience of illness and prerequisites for treatment, II - interpersonal relations, III - conflict, IV - structure, and V - mental and psychosomatic disorders (in line with Chapter V (F) of the ICD-10). After an initial interview lasting 1-2 hours, the clinician (or researcher) can evaluate the patient's psychodynamics according to these axes and enter them in the checklists and evaluation forms provided. The new version, OPD-2, has been developed from a purely diagnostic system to include a set of tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change, as well as for determining the appropriate main focuses of treatment and developing appropriate treatment strategies.