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Structured Clinical Interview for

The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID) is a structured diagnostic interview for making psychiatric diagnosis based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), criteria in individuals 18 years of age or older. Structured diagnostic interviews are designed to improve diagnostic reliability by ensuring that all diagnosticians are asking the same probe and follow-up questions and that they are all assessing the same range of disorders. Structured interviews also improve diagnostic accuracy by ensuring that the DSM criteria are methodically assessed using questions with optimal wording. The SCID is considered a semistructured interview. Although the wording of the interview probe questions and their order of presentation are proscribed by the instrument, the interviewer is required to supplement the probe ...

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