Bulgarian Journal of Psychiatry, 2023; 8(3):3-12
DISORDERS OF INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ICD-11
Georgi Onchev, Ivayla Kamenova, Desislava Ignatova
Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Medical University – Sofia
Abstract. The diagnostic requirements of the disorders of intellectual development – part of the grouping of neurodevelopmental disorders in the ICD-11, as well as the rationale for the changes and the differences with ICD-10, are presented. The innovative and clinically useful role of the introduced behavioural indicators for intellectual development (presented in an appendix) and for adaptive behaviour in the different life cycle phases are emphasized. The acquaintance with this pathology in the new classiﬁcation is accompanied by phenomenological analysis and differential diagnosis.
Key words: neurodevelopmental disorders, disorders of intellectual development, behavioural indicators, ICD-11
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