At the same time, the important efforts by ICD-11 to overcome the key limitations of DSM and RDoC
should be noted.
paradigm shift comes at a critical time in mental health care.
Notwithstanding, our results reiterate the importance of linking cognitive and behavioral variables to neurobiological systems and going beyond a categorical diagnosis, as recommended by RDoC
Shepard, "Engaging research domain criteria (RDoC
): neurocircuitry in search of meaning," Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol.
While DSM-5 followed the same path of DSM-IV, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) champions a fresh proposal through the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC
), which aims to "develop, for research purposes, new ways of classifying mental disorders based on dimensions of observable behavior and neurobiological measures" (5).
Returning to the RDoC
project, it was designed "to shift researchers away from focusing on the traditional diagnostic categories as an organising principle for selecting study populations towards a focus on dysregulated neurobiological systems" (25).
The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC
) Project: precision medicine for psychiatry.
Moreover, new studies would be integrated following the guidelines of the RDoC
is a novel research framework to promote new ways of studying mental disorders.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) pushing Research Domain Criteria (RDoC
) (26) as the newest challenge from the neurobiological headquarters.
Nevertheless, as it became increasingly clear that the DSM-5 would not integrate biomarkers, the NIMH undertook a new research program: the Research Domain Criteria Project (RDoC