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

  • John E. Helzer
  • Lee N. Robins


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.


Public Health Diagnostic Interview Broad Variety Interview Schedule Diagnostic Interview Schedule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Helzer
    • 1
  • Lee N. Robins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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