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Diagnostic Interview Schedule for DSM-IV (DIS-IV)

  1. Daniel L. Segal

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0273

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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.

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  1. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • psychiatric diagnosis;
  • structured interview;
  • assessment