Diagnostic Interview Schedule for DSM-IV (DIS-IV)
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Segal, D. L. 2010. Diagnostic Interview Schedule for DSM-IV (DIS-IV). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The Diagnostic Interview Schedule for DSM-IV (DIS-IV; Robins, Cottler, Bucholz, Compton, North, & Rourke, 2000) is a structured interview designed to diagnose in a reliable and valid fashion the major psychiatric disorders according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). The DIS-IV is unique among the multidisorder structured diagnostic interviews in that it is a fully structured interview specifically designed for use by nonclinician interviewers, whereas the other interviews are semi-structured. By definition, a fully structured interview specifies clearly all questions and probes and does not permit deviations.
- psychiatric diagnosis;
- structured interview;