Validity of DSM-III-R diagnosis by psychological autopsy: a comparison with clinician ante-mortem diagnosis.

@article{Kelly1996ValidityOD,
  title={Validity of DSM-III-R diagnosis by psychological autopsy: a comparison with clinician ante-mortem diagnosis.},
  author={Thomas M. Kelly and J. John Mann},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={337-43}
}
Psychological autopsies are an important research tool in establishing risk factors associated with suicide. We report the results of a validity study comparing psychological autopsy-generated DSM-III-R diagnoses in suicides and non-suicides with chart diagnoses generated by clinicians who had treated the subjects prior to death. The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Disorders (SCID-P) and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders (SCID-II) were used to… CONTINUE READING

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