Gender differences in the diagnosis of mental disorders: conclusions and controversies of the DSM-IV.

@article{Hartung1998GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the diagnosis of mental disorders: conclusions and controversies of the DSM-IV.},
  author={Cynthia M Hartung and Thomas A. Widiger},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1998},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={
          260-78
        }
}
One of the more controversial issues in terms of mental disorder diagnoses has been their differential sex prevalence. The conclusions provided in the 4th edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (1994) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders were derived from systematic reviews of the research literature. However, this research is perhaps complicated by common sources of error. Two sources, in particular, are emphasized here: biases in sampling and biases within the… Expand
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