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Translating the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology (HiTOP) from potential to practice: Ten research questions.

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Conway, CC; Kotov, R; Krueger, RF; Caspi, A
Published in: The American psychologist
October 2023

The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) is a novel diagnostic system grounded in empirical research into the architecture of mental illness. Its basic units are continuous dimensions-as opposed to categories-that are organized into a hierarchy according to patterns of symptom co-occurrence observed in quantitative studies. Previous HiTOP discussions have focused on existing evidence regarding the model's structure and ability to account for neurobiological, social, cultural, and clinical variation. The present article looks ahead to the next decade of applied research and clinical practice using the HiTOP rubric. We highlight 10 topics where HiTOP has the potential to make significant breakthroughs. Research areas include genetic influences, environmental contributions, neural mechanisms, real-time dynamics, and lifespan development of psychopathology. We also discuss development of novel assessments, forecasting methods, and treatments. Finally, we consider implications for clinicians and educators. For each of these domains, we propose directions for future research and venture hypotheses as to what HiTOP will reveal about psychopathology. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved).

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The American psychologist

DOI

EISSN

1935-990X

ISSN

0003-066X

Publication Date

October 2023

Volume

78

Issue

7

Start / End Page

873 / 885

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Mental Disorders
  • Longevity
  • Humans
  • Empirical Research
  • 52 Psychology
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
 

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Conway, C. C., Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., & Caspi, A. (2023). Translating the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology (HiTOP) from potential to practice: Ten research questions. The American Psychologist, 78(7), 873–885. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0001046
Conway, Christopher C., Roman Kotov, Robert F. Krueger, and Avshalom Caspi. “Translating the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology (HiTOP) from potential to practice: Ten research questions.The American Psychologist 78, no. 7 (October 2023): 873–85. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0001046.
Conway CC, Kotov R, Krueger RF, Caspi A. Translating the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology (HiTOP) from potential to practice: Ten research questions. The American psychologist. 2023 Oct;78(7):873–85.
Conway, Christopher C., et al. “Translating the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology (HiTOP) from potential to practice: Ten research questions.The American Psychologist, vol. 78, no. 7, Oct. 2023, pp. 873–85. Epmc, doi:10.1037/amp0001046.
Conway CC, Kotov R, Krueger RF, Caspi A. Translating the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology (HiTOP) from potential to practice: Ten research questions. The American psychologist. 2023 Oct;78(7):873–885.

Published In

The American psychologist

DOI

EISSN

1935-990X

ISSN

0003-066X

Publication Date

October 2023

Volume

78

Issue

7

Start / End Page

873 / 885

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Mental Disorders
  • Longevity
  • Humans
  • Empirical Research
  • 52 Psychology
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology