Diagnostic Categories for Depression Should Be More Relevant to Treatment Options

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Michael Musalek, MD – University of Vienna

Michael Musalek, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vienna and General Director of the Anton Proksch Institute in Vienna, tells PsyQuote that diagnostic systems are not determined by natural law but are culturally based, and so they can be changed. He advises that it is time to make diagnostic categories of depression more relevant to fit the modes of treatment.

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