Construct validity for alcohol dependence as indicated by the SUDDS-IV.

@article{Hoffmann2003ConstructVF,
  title={Construct validity for alcohol dependence as indicated by the SUDDS-IV.},
  author={Norman G. Hoffmann and Tyson D Hoffmann},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={293-306}
}
OBJECTIVE This study considers the diagnostic construct validity of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-lV) for "alcohol dependence". Previous reports have indicated that "dependence" constitutes a more distinct and pronounced syndrome than "alcohol abuse". METHOD Data were collected in 2000-2001 on 1340 male and female inmates evaluated for "substance use disorders" using the SUDDS-IV, a detailed structured diagnostic interview, to collect data on all of the DSM-IV diagnostic… CONTINUE READING