Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Diagnosis
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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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.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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.
- diagnostic interview;