Reliability of diagnosis in mood disorders

C. E. Holzer, Thanh Nguyen Hoang Thanh Nguyen, R. M.A. Hirschfeld

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The reliability of diagnosing mood disorders is reviewed for previous and current versions of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM. Reliability is shown to improve with the increasing specificity of diagnostic criteria. The new specifiers for the course of major depression in relation to dysthymia also are shown to be reliable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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