The diagnostic interview schedule: Its development, evolution, and use


The DIS has been a response to the new opportunities for highly-reliable, large-scale psychiatric diagnostic surveys that arose with the development of well-define diagnostic criteria and fully described algorithms for combining them. Because it has made use of the power of computers to store and combine many bits of data for a given individual, it offers approaches to diagnosis that are flexible enough to serve the current needs of a broad variety of kinds of investigations and, we hope, to meet future needs as algorithms change.