Construct validity of the DSM-III and RDC classification of melancholia (endogenous depression).

@article{Maier1986ConstructVO,
  title={Construct validity of the DSM-III and RDC classification of melancholia (endogenous depression).},
  author={Wolfgang Maier and M. Philipp},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={1986},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={289-99}
}
Diagnostic schedules for any psychiatric disorder should represent a coherent concept and demonstrate adequate construct (internal) validity and transferability. Testing fit to latent class models (e.g. by Rasch model fitting test), correspondence to these requirements can be assessed. Based on data from a sample of 173 depressed in-patients, diagnostic… CONTINUE READING