Nonspecific psychological distress and other dimensions of psychopathology. Measures for use in the general population.

@article{Dohrenwend1980NonspecificPD,
  title={Nonspecific psychological distress and other dimensions of psychopathology. Measures for use in the general population.},
  author={Bruce P. Dohrenwend and Patrick E Shrout and G{\'a}bor Egri and F S Mendelsohn},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1980},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={1229-36}
}
This interview study investigated nonspecific psychological distress in the general population. A probability sample of 200 adults was drawn from heterogenous sex, class, and ethnic groups in New York City. Twenty-five scales were developed. Eight reflect a single dimension of nonspecific distress (eg, Poor Self-esteem, Sadness, and Perceived Physical Health) and 17 are distinct from these and from each other (eg, False Beliefs and Perceptions, Manic Characteristics, Insomnia, Antisocial… CONTINUE READING
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