Diagnosing premenstrual dysphoric disorder: The reliability of a structured clinical interview

Eynav Elgavish Accortt, Andrew Bismark, Tamera R. Schneider, John J.B. Allen

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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a diagnosis included for further study in the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association 2000), lacks a structured interview. The reliability of a Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR-Defined PMDD (SCID-PMDD) was assessed with 96 participants who spanned the full range of premenstrual problems. All individual SCID-PMDD items had high inter-rater agreement, and the overall reliability of diagnosis was high (kappa=0.96). The SCID-PMDD provides a structured, sensitive, and reliable measure of the symptoms and impairment criteria for PMDD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011



  • Diagnostic interview
  • PMDD
  • Reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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