In a multi-divisional effort led by the Division of Aging and the APA Practice Organization, SCN participated in the drafting of a letter to the World Health Organization regarding the proposal to shift the Dementias from the Behavioral section of the ICD to the Neurology section.
The letter asserts that these changes are inconsistent with the conceptual framework of the ICD (e.g., disorders are typically classified by both behavioral manifestations and etiology) and will likely have a deleterious impact for psychologists' ability to bill for diagnostic evaluations and treatment. The final letter was signed by the APA President, Dr. Tony Puente.
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