Differential item functioning of DSM-IV depressive symptoms in individuals with a history of mania versus those without: an item response theory analysis.

@article{Weinstock2009DifferentialIF,
  title={Differential item functioning of DSM-IV depressive symptoms in individuals with a history of mania versus those without: an item response theory analysis.},
  author={Lauren M Weinstock and David R. Strong and Lisa A. Uebelacker and Ivan W Miller},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={289-97}
}
OBJECTIVES Although major depression is characteristic of both bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, there is disagreement as to whether there are distinct features of depression that differentiate these two conditions. The primary aim of this study was to use methods based in item response theory to evaluate differences in DSM-IV depression symptom endorsement in an epidemiological sample of individuals with a history of mania (i.e., bipolar depression) versus those without (i.e… CONTINUE READING