Reliability of diagnosis in mood disorders Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

abstract

  • The reliability of diagnosing mood disorders is reviewed for previous and current versions of the American Psychiatric Association's DMS. Reliability is shown to improve with the increasing specificity of diagnostic criteria. The new specifiers for the course of major depression in relation to dysthymia also are shown to be reliable.

publication date

  • January 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0193-953X(05)70274-4

PubMed ID

  • 8677221

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 73

end page

  • 84

volume

  • 19

number

  • 1