ERIC Number: EJ823990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Toward DSM-V: An Item Response Theory Analysis of the Diagnostic Process for DSM-IV Alcohol Abuse and Dependence in Adolescents
Gelhorn, Heather; Hartman, Christie; Sakai, Joseph; Stallings, Michael; Young, Susan; Rhee, So Hyun; Corley, Robin; Hewitt, John; Hopger, Christian; Crowley, Thomas D.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n11 p1329 Nov 2008
Clinical interviews of approximately 5,587 adolescents revealed that DSM-IV diagnostic categories were found to be different in terms of the severity of alcohol use disorders (AUDs). However, a substantial inconsistency and overlap was found in severity of AUDs across categories. The need for an alternative diagnostic algorithm which considers all of the alcohol dependence and abuse symptoms is discussed.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Disability Identification, Adolescents, Severity (of Disability), Item Response Theory, Clinical Diagnosis, Classification, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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