Clinical staging and Profiling of late-life anxiety disorders; the need for collaboration and a life-span perspective

Oude Voshaar, Richard C, Beekman, Aartjan T. F and Pachana, Nancy (2015) Clinical staging and Profiling of late-life anxiety disorders; the need for collaboration and a life-span perspective. International Psychogeriatrics, 27 7: 1057-1059. doi:10.1017/S1041610215000599


Author Oude Voshaar, Richard C
Beekman, Aartjan T. F
Pachana, Nancy
Title Clinical staging and Profiling of late-life anxiety disorders; the need for collaboration and a life-span perspective
Journal name International Psychogeriatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-203X
1041-6102
Publication date 2015-07-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1041610215000599
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 7
Start page 1057
End page 1059
Total pages 3
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
2909 Gerontology
2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract Clinical staging and profiling is a diagnostic strategy that goes beyond the traditional dichotomy in medicine of merely focusing on the presence or absence of a disease. Disease staging extends this traditional dichotomy by defining where a patient lies along the continuum of the course of his or her particular illness. Successful examples include the general tumor, node, metastasis (TNM) classification in oncology, as well as the New York Heart Association (NYHA classes I-IV) functional classification system for patients with congestive heart failure. It enables clinicians to select treatments relevant to earlier stages because such interventions may be more effective and less harmful than treatments delivered later in the illness course. Profiling is a further refinement, as well as a necessary component of staging. Profiling refers to the characterization of a patient within a specific disease stage, which is relevant for its course and treatment choice. An example of profiling is estrogen receptor positivity in patients with breast cancer.
Keyword Psychology, Clinical
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Gerontology
Psychiatry
Psychology
Psychology
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Psychiatry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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