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A psychometric analysis of the social-interpersonal and cognitive-perceptual items for the schizotypal personality disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3632246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because the social-interpersonal symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder have been more useful than the cognitive-perceptual in identifying the biological relatives of schizophrenics, it has been recommended that the schizotypal DSM-III-R (or DSM-IV) criteria be revised to emphasize the social-interpersonal items. This study determined whether the social-interpersonal items would be more efficient than the cognitive-perceptual in diagnosing schizotypal personality disorder in patients presenting to a clinical setting. In contrast to studies conducted in nonclinical samples, we found that the cognitive-perceptual items were equally and at times more important than the social-interpersonal items to the diagnosis of patients with schizotypal personality disorder. We demonstrate that the value of an item depends in part on the particular differential diagnosis at issue.
T A Widiger; A Frances; T J Trull
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-06     Completed Date:  1987-10-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  741-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Interview, Psychological
Manuals as Topic / standards
Personality Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Personality Inventory
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Schizophrenia / diagnosis,  genetics
Schizotypal Personality Disorder / diagnosis*,  genetics,  psychology

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