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Research diagnostic criteria: rationale and reliability.
The development and initial reliability studies of a set of specific diagnostic criteria for a selected group of functional psychiatric disorders, the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC), indicate high reliability for diagnostic judgments made using these criteria.
Diagnostic criteria for use in psychiatric research.
- J. Feighner, E. Robins, S. Guze, R. Woodruff, G. Winokur, R. Munoz
- PsychologyArchives of general psychiatry
Diagnostic criteria for 14 psychiatric illnesses along with the validating evidence for these diagnostic categories comes from workers outside the authors' group as well as from those within; it consists of studies of both outpatients and inpatients, of family studies, and of follow-up studies.
Establishment of diagnostic validity in psychiatric illness: its application to schizophrenia.
It was shown by follow-up and family studies that poor prognosis cases can be validly separated clinically from good prediction cases, and the authors conclude that good prognosis "schizophrenia" is not mild schizophrenia, but a different illness.
Research diagnostic criteria.
The purpose of the Washington University criteria, research diagnostic criteria (RDC), and DSMIII criteria is to improve usual clinical practice by incorporating into the criteria distinctions that have been shown by research study to have some validity in terms of such variables as course.
The fluorometric measurement of deoxyribonucleic acid in animal tissues with special reference to the central nervous system.
Fluorimetric method for the determination of phenylalanine in serum
Abstract The fluorimetric determination of phenylalanine is based on the enhancement of the fluorescence of a phenylalanine-ninhydrin reaction product by a peptide, leucylalaninc. The method allows…
Some clinical considerations in the prevention of suicide based on a study of 134 successful suicides.
- E. Robins, G. Murphy, R. Wilkinson, S. Gassner, J. Kayes
- Psychology, MedicineAmerican journal of public health and the nation…
- 1 July 1959
The present investigation was designed to attempt to gain information about suicides occurring in metropolitan St. Louis in a one-year period by means of interviews with relatives, friends, job associates, physicians, and others shortly after each successful suicide.
Suicide and Primary Affective Disorders
The following data indicate that the suicide risk amongPrimary affective disorders, depressive or manic episodes in patients who have been psychiatrically well previously, or who have had episodes of mania or depression without other psychiatric illnesses, is over thirty times greater than that of the population without these disorders.
The communication of suicidal intent: a study of 134 consecutive cases of successful (completed) suicide.
- E. Robins, S. Gassner, J. Kayes, R. Wilkinson, G. Murphy
- Psychology, MedicineThe American journal of psychiatry
- 1 February 1959
The frequency of expression of suicidal ideas was not significantly related to age, sex, marital state, religion, whether living alone or not, clinical diagnosis, occupational status, income, or education, and Chronic alcoholics had a somewhat greater tendency to make the specific statement that they intended to commit suicide.
Neuroanatomical correlates of a lactate-induced anxiety attack.
Positron emission tomographic measurements of regional blood flow were used to assess local neuronal activity in patients with panic disorder and in normal control subjects before and during the infusion of sodium lactate and the identified regions seemed to be involved in an anxiety attack.