Exclusion criteria of DSM-III. A study of co-occurrence of hierarchy-free syndromes.

  title={Exclusion criteria of DSM-III. A study of co-occurrence of hierarchy-free syndromes.},
  author={James H. Boyd and Jack D. Burke and Ernest M Gruenberg and Charles E. Holzer and Donald S. Rae and Linda Kaufman George and Marvin Karno and R K Stoltzman and Lisa McEvoy and Gerald Nestadt},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={41 10},
The diagnostic criteria of the third edition of the DSM-III often state that one diagnosis cannot be made if it is "due to" another disorder. Using data from the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule, with a sample of 11,519 subjects from a community population, we found that if two disorders were related to each other according to the DSM-III exclusion criteria, then the presence of a dominant disorder greatly increased the odds of having the excluded disorder. We… CONTINUE READING

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