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Diagnosing delusions: a review of inter-rater reliability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16857345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although several studies have examined the reliability of diagnosing delusions there is no comprehensive review of the literature. Therefore, the reliability of diagnosing 'delusions in general' and the subcategory of 'bizarre delusions' was reviewed, including both structured interview and standardized instrument methods. The literature suggests that delusions in general can be diagnosed reliably with both structured interview and standardized instruments. However, bizarre delusions are not reliably diagnosed by either, suggesting that this concept may have little clinical validity. Nevertheless, many of the studies reviewed are poorly designed or subject to significant confounds. Criteria are suggested for adequate future studies.
Vaughan Bell; Peter W Halligan; Hadyn D Ellis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Schizophrenia research     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0920-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Schizophr. Res.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-22     Completed Date:  2006-12-20     Revised Date:  2010-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804207     Medline TA:  Schizophr Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Delusions / diagnosis*,  psychology*
Interview, Psychological
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data
PubMed / statistics & numerical data
Reproducibility of Results

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