HiTOP: Members of the CAMPP lab participate in the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) Consortium, a group of nosologists from various mental health disciplines who aim to improve the organization, description, and measurement of psychopathology. The system is empirically based on available research and will be modified following new research findings.
Members of the consortium expect that the model will facilitate research and clinical practice, improving their precision, impact, and evidentiary basis. Aspects of the system are ready for practical application, and a paper describing how HiTOP may be used in clinical practice is under review. Other efforts to disseminate information about the system to researchers and clinicians are underway. The consortium's ultimate goal is to advance classification of psychopathology beyond traditional diagnostic systems (e.g., DSM and ICD).
An article introducing the HiTOP system was published in 2017 and in less than a year after publication already has been cited over 100 times.
Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., Watson, D., Achenbach, T. M., Althoff, R. R., Bagby, R. M., . . . Zimmerman, M. (2017). The HIerarchical Taxonomy Of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A dimensional alternative to traditional nosologies. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(4), 454-477. doi: 10.1037/abn0000258
List to CAMPP Co-Director David Watson's interview with ABC about his role in developing HiTOP.