Diagnostic stability of psychiatric disorders in clinical practice

@article{BacaGarca2007DiagnosticSO,
  title={Diagnostic stability of psychiatric disorders in clinical practice},
  author={Enrique Baca-Garc{\'i}a and M. Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez and Ignacio Basurte-Villamor and A. Fern{\'a}ndez del Moral and Miguel {\'A}ngel Jim{\'e}nez‐Arriero and Jose L Gonzalez de Rivera and Jer{\'o}nimo Saiz-ruiz and Maria A. Oquendo},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={190},
  pages={210 - 216}
}
Background Psychiatric disorders are among the top causes worldwide of disease burden and disability. A major criterion for validating diagnoses is stability over time. Aims To evaluate the long-term stability of the most prevalent psychiatric diagnoses in a variety of clinical settings. Method A total of 34 368 patients received psychiatric care in the catchment area of one Spanish hospital (1992–2004). This study is based on 10 025 adult patients who were assessed on at least ten occasions… 
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