Diagnostic stability of psychiatric disorders in clinical practice.

@article{BacaGarca2007DiagnosticSO,
  title={Diagnostic stability of psychiatric disorders in clinical practice.},
  author={E. Baca-Garc{\'i}a and M. Perez-Rodriguez and I. Basurte-Villamor and A. L. Fernandez del Moral and M. Jim{\'e}nez-arriero and Jose L Gonzalez de Rivera and J. S{\'a}iz-Ruiz and M. Oquendo},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2007},
  volume={190},
  pages={
          210-6
        }
}
  • E. Baca-García, M. Perez-Rodriguez, +5 authors M. Oquendo
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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