About the Guidelines

Since 2011, clinicians and researchers in the Global Clinical Practice Network have participated in field studies that tested the reliability, clinical utility, and global applicability of the ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental, Behavioural and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

As the largest and most diverse clinical research network on mental health ever assembled, GCP.Network members and scholars, led by the Field Studies Coordination Group, engaged in systematic, online case-controlled studies and clinic-based field studies to evaluate and inform the proposed revisions to the ICD-11. More than 16,000 mental health practitioners representing more than 160 countries have participated and continue to participate in this dynamic body of research.

After more than a decade of rigorous field studies and regular convenings of clinicians and researchers around the world, the ICD-11 was approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2019 and will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

As we make the ICD-11 guidelines available to all GCP.Network members, we want to recognize the following leaders and scholars of the Field Studies Coordination group, whose time, knowledge, and expertise were invaluable to the development of the ICD-11.

    • Howard Andrews
    • Elson Asevedo
    • José Luis Ayuso-Mateos
    • Yatan Balhara
    • Rachna Bhargava
    • Joseph El-Khoury
    • Michael Bruce First
    • Wolfgang Gaebel
    • Oye Gureje
    • Jared Keeley
    • Brigitte Khoury
    • Cary Kogan
    • Lola Kola
    • Valery N. Krasnov
    • Maya Kulygina
    • Anne M. Lovell
    • Bulumko Lusu
    • Jair de Jesus Mari
    • Toshimasa Maruta
    • Chihiro Matsumoto
    • Maria Elena Medina-Mora
    • Lucky Onofa
    • Kathleen M. Pike
    • Tahilia J. Rebello
    • Geoffrey M. Reed
    • Michael C. Roberts
    • Reuben Robbins
    • Rebeca Robles
    • Hiral Shah
    • Pratap Sharan
    • Goodman Sibeko
    • Scott Stroup
    • Min Zhao

    When viewing the Diagnostic Guidelines, please note that these documents are a pre-publication version available to GCP.Network members only and are to be used for educational purposes. Further edits may be made to these guidelines prior to their publication.