Reliability of DSM-III diagnoses for major depression and generalized anxiety disorder using the structured clinical interview for DSM-III.

@article{Riskind1987ReliabilityOD,
  title={Reliability of DSM-III diagnoses for major depression and generalized anxiety disorder using the structured clinical interview for DSM-III.},
  author={John H. Riskind and A. T. Beck and R J Berchick and Gregory K Brown and Robert A. Steer},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={817-20}
}
This study examined the interrater reliability of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) diagnoses derived from the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III (SCID). Using videotaped interviews, paired raters made independent diagnoses of 75 psychiatric outpatients. The percent agreement of the raters was 82% for MDD and 86% for GAD; the respective kappa values were .72 and .79. The results indicated that the SCID can be employed reliably to differentiate MDD… CONTINUE READING

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