Reliability - Schizophrenia

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  • Reliability
    • AO1
      • Inter-rater reliability - DSM-III and later versions claim increased reliability of diagnosis
    • AO2
      • Test-retest reliability - performance on measures of cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia stable over a 6-month period
      • Inter-rater  reliability - despite claims for increased reliability, there is still little evidence that DSM is routinely used with high reliability by mental health clinicians
      • 'On being sane in unsane places' - demonstrated unreliability of diagnosis
      • Comparing DSM and ICD - schizophrenia was more frequently diagnosed according to ICD-10 then DSM-IV criteria
      • Reliability of diagnosid challenged by difference between US and UK diagnoses


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