DSM-IV diagnostic criterion for clinical significance: does it help solve the false positives problem?

@article{Spitzer1999DSMIVDC,
  title={DSM-IV diagnostic criterion for clinical significance: does it help solve the false positives problem?},
  author={Robert L. Spitzer and Jerome C. Wakefield},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={156 12},
  pages={1856-64}
}
OBJECTIVE A major change in DSM-IV is the inclusion in almost one-half of the diagnostic criteria sets of a clinical significance criterion, which requires that symptoms cause "clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning." In response to concerns that the DSM criteria are overly inclusive, the clinical significance criterion attempts to minimize false positive diagnoses in situations in which the symptom criteria do not… CONTINUE READING
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