Explicit Diagnostic Criteria For Schizophrenia

In the early 1970s, a group of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, led by Robins and Guze 96 , introduced a method that attempted to enhance the reliability as well as the validity of psychiatric diagnosis 97 . For a limited number of diagnostic categories, the authors proposed research definitions that were based on clinical description, laboratory studies, exclusion of other diagnoses, follow-up studies and family studies. In addition, each category was...