Diagnostic criteria for melancholia. The comparative validity of DSM-III and DSM-III-R.

@article{Zimmerman1989DiagnosticCF,
  title={Diagnostic criteria for melancholia. The comparative validity of DSM-III and DSM-III-R.},
  author={Mark Zimmerman and Donald Wayne Black and William H. Coryell},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={361-8}
}
The psychometric properties and validity of the DSM-III and DSM-III-R definitions of melancholia were examined in 60 depressed inpatients. The prevalence of melancholia was significantly higher according to the DSM-III-R criteria, and the kappa-coefficient of agreement between the two definitions was .40. For both criteria sets, the internal consistencies and item-scale correlations were low. Both definitions were associated with overall symptom severity and the melancholia symptom subscale… CONTINUE READING
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