Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

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Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID)

  • Ulrike KüblerEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6439-6_66-2

Definition

The structured clinical interview for DSM-4 (SCID) is a semistructured interview created to make reliable psychiatric diagnoses in adults according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV). The SCID has two parts: one for DSM-IV Axis I disorders (SCID-I) and another for DSM-IV Axis II personality disorders (SCID-II).

In order to meet different needs, the SCID-I is available in two versions: the research version (SCID-I-RV; First et al. 2002) and the clinician version (SCID-CV; First et al. 1996). In contrast to the SCID-CV, the SCID-I-RV comprises more disorders, subtypes, severity, and course specifiers and is easier to modify. The SCID-I-RV itself is also available in different versions. The broadest SCID-I-RV version comprises ten self-contained diagnostic modules: mood episodes, psychotic and associated symptoms, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, eating disorders, adjustment...

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References and Further Reading

  1. American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Text revision.Google Scholar
  2. First, M. B., Spitzer, R. L., Gibbon, M., & Williams, J. B. W. (1996). Structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis I disorders, clinician version (SCID-CV). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.Google Scholar
  3. First, M. B., Gibbon, M., Spitzer, R. L., Williams, J. B. W., & Benjamin, L. S. (1997). Structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis II personality disorders, (SCID-II). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.Google Scholar
  4. First, M. B., Spitzer, R. L., Gibbon, M., & Williams, J. B. W. (2002). Structured clinical interview for DSM-IV-TR axis I disorders, research version, patient edition. (SCID-I/P). New York: Biometrics Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute.Google Scholar
  5. Lobbestael, J., Leurgans, M., & Arntz, A. (2010). Inter-rater reliability of the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis I disorders (SCID I) and axis II disorders (SCID II). Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 18(1), 75–79. doi:10.1002/cpp.693.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ZurichBinzmuehlestrasseSwitzerland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Urs M. Nater
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MarburgMarburgGermany