A good classification system, in addition to being reliable, must be easy to use. This report examines the difficulties raters encountered in using DSM-III to diagnose 24 child and adolescent psychiatric case histories. Overall, the raters reported few difficulties. They consistently preferred DSM-III over DSM-II as the more useful diagnostic system. In summarizing the results of the entire four-part study, we conclude that DSM-III, with additional refinement, gives promise of being a very usable and reliable classification system for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of General Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1979|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health