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ERIC Number: EJ146059
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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A Bias in the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
Reade, William Kent; Wertheimer, Michael
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 44, 5, 878, Oct 76
Research shows a relationship between diagnoses of schizophrenia among twins. It was studied whether information that a twin was schizophrenic would bias diagnoses. Such information almost doubled the rater's estimates of probability of schizophrenia in a hypothetical case history. (NG)
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