Convergence of American and Scandinavian diagnoses of functional psychoses

Alv A. Dahl, C. Robert Cloninger, Samuel B. Guze, Nils Retterstøl

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    One hundred ninety-nine case summaries of a consecutive sample of functional psychoses, which had been classified by Ødegård, were diagnosed independently using DSM-III-R criteria by four experienced psychiatrists. Ødegård's classification and DSM-III-R showed high concordance for schizophrenia and affective psychoses. Ødegård's concept of reactive psychoses had high concordance with atypical psychoses in DSM-III-R. These findings imply that the results of genetic and follow-up studies from Scandinavia might be relevant for these diagnostic categories in DSM-III-R.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-16
    Number of pages4
    JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1992


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