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The prevalence of DSM-IV personality disorders in psychiatric outpatients.
Examination of the frequency of DSM-IV personality disorders in a patient group and the comorbidity among them found avoidant, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder were the most frequent specific diagnoses. Expand
The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A Dimensional Alternative to Traditional Nosologies
The HiTOP promises to improve research and clinical practice by addressing the aforementioned shortcomings of traditional nosologies and provides an effective way to summarize and convey information on risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, illness course, and treatment response. Expand
The Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire: development, reliability and validity.
The Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire (PDSQ), a self-report scale designed to screen for the most common DSM-IV axis I disorders encountered in outpatient mental health settings, achieved good to excellent levels of internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and discriminant, convergent, and concurrent validity. Expand
Diagnosing personality disorders. A review of issues and research methods.
  • M. Zimmerman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of general psychiatry
  • 1 March 1994
Issues of personality disorder assessment in the DSM-III/DSM-III-R era are discussed, and studies of diagnostic reliability and stability are reviewed because studies can only be interpreted in the context of the limitations imposed by modest reliability. Expand
A self-report scale to help make psychiatric diagnoses: the Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire.
The results indicate that most of the PDSQ subscales were able to achieve the goal of good sensitivity, high negative predictive value, and high positive and negative predictive values, so that most noncases on the measure are indeed noncases. Expand
Severity classification on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.
This large study of psychiatric outpatients with major depressive disorder used Endicott et al.'s (1981) empirically established formula for deriving a HAMD score from SADS ratings, and the results concurred with other small studies of the mean and median HAMD scores in severity groups. Expand
A self-report scale to diagnose major depressive disorder.
The results suggested that the IDD may aid clinicians in detecting secondary depression and distinguishing psychotic depression from nonaffective psychoses and may be particularly useful in light of the recent evidence that American psychiatrists continue to under diagnose depression and overdiagnose schizophrenia. Expand
The inventory to diagnose depression, lifetime version
ABSTRACT— The lifetime version of the Inventory to Diagnose Depression (IDDL) is a 22‐item self‐report scale designed to diagnose a lifetime history of DSM‐III major depressive disorder (MDD). OneExpand
Derivation of a definition of remission on the Montgomery-Asberg depression rating scale corresponding to the definition of remission on the Hamilton rating scale for depression.
The goal of the present paper is to determine the cutoff on the MADRS that most closely corresponds to the cutoff most frequently used on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression to define remission. Expand