Mental health

ICD-10 Diseases of the Nervous System

One of the core functions and constitutional responsibilities of WHO is to develop and disseminate a disease classification system. The international classification of diseases (ICD) provides a common language for reporting and monitoring diseases globally. The ICD 11th version is currently being prepared and will be finalized in 2017.

An international team of specialists has been collaborating since 2011 to produce a comprehensive and clinically feasible classification system for the full range of neurological disorders.

The Disorders of the Nervous System chapter will see major changes in organization and content in line with advances in neurological science and contemporary clinical practice.