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Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Diagnosis

  1. Michael B. First,
  2. Desiree Caban

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0956

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

First, M. B. and Caban, D. 2010. Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Diagnosis. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

Author Information

  1. Columbia University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Diagnosis is a semistructured interview for making the major DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I) and Axis II Personality Disorders (SCID-II) diagnoses. Unlike fully structured clinical interviews that may be administered by lay interviewers (e.g., the Diagnostic Interview Schedule), the SCID is a semistructured interview, and it must be administered by a clinician or trained mental health professional. As the most widely used instrument for assessing Axis I disorders, the SCID-I has been used in thousands of research studies since its introduction in 1986.

Keywords:

  • assessment;
  • diagnostic interview;
  • DSM-IV-TR;
  • interview