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August 1990

Development of Diagnostic Checklists for Use in Routine Clinical Care: A Guideline Designed to Assess DSM-III-R Diagnoses

Author Affiliations

From the Psychiatric Outpatient Department, Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, West Germany.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1990;47(8):782-784. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1990.01810200090013

• To enhance diagnostic assessment in routine clinical care, the Munich Diagnostic Checklists have been developed for a systematic criteria-related evaluation of the most common psychiatric disorders according to DSM-III-R. Design, concept, and areas of application of the instrument are described. An initial test-retest study showed that satisfactory to excellent diagnostic agreement can be reached.

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