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The Hierarchical Taxonomy Of Psychopathology (HiTOP)

The Hierarchical Taxonomy Of Psychopathology (HiTOP) system is an effort of nosologists from various mental health disciplines to improve the organization, description, and measurement of psychopathology. It hews closely to existing data. We expect that these insights will facilitate research and clinical practice, improving their precision, impact, and evidentiary basis. In fact, the system is ready for practical applications.

Aims of our consortium are to (1) cumulate data to improve and extend the HiTOP system and (2) disseminate resulting information to researchers and clinicians. Ultimately, we aim to advance classification of psychopathology beyond the traditional diagnostic systems (e.g., DSM-5 and ICD-10).

This website is the overview of the system, supporting evidence, and ongoing efforts of the HiTOP consortium.