Diagnosing schizophrenia in 1980: a survey of U.S. psychiatrists.

  title={Diagnosing schizophrenia in 1980: a survey of U.S. psychiatrists.},
  author={M H Lipkowitz and S Idupuganti},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={140 1},
The authors mailed 1,227 questionnaires to U.S. psychiatrists at the time of the introduction of DSM-III to ascertain their diagnostic approach to schizophrenia; 25% (N = 301) of the questionnaires were returned. Only 4 symptom categories reached a 50% accordance level, and there was little agreement on combinations of signs or symptoms, including that… CONTINUE READING