Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders – Clinician Version (SCID-5-CV)

Title: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders – Clinician Version (SCID-5-CV)
Author: First, M.B., Williams, J.B.W., Karg, R. S., & Spitzer, R.L.
Year: 2016
Description: The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Clinician Version (SCID-5-CV) is a semi-structured interview that guides the clinician step-by-step through the DSM-5 diagnostic process (formerly diagnosed on Axis 1). Interview subjects may be either psychiatric or general medical patients – or individuals who do not identify themselves as patients, such as subjects in a community survey of mental illness or family members of psychiatric patients.

Interview questions are provided along each corresponding DSM-5 criterion, which aids in rating each as either present or absent.  The SCID-5-CV is an abridged and reformatted version of the Research Version of the SCID, the structured diagnostic interiew most widely used by researchers for making DSM diagnoses for the past 30 years.

The SCID-5-CV covers the DSM-5 diagnoses most commonly seen in clinical settings: depressive and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and adjustment disorder.  It also screens for 17 additional DSM-5 disorders.

The SCID-5-CV can be used in a variety of ways.  For example, it can ensure that all of the major DSM-5 diagnoses are systematically evaluated in adults, characterize a study population in terms of current psychiatric diagnoses, and improve interviewing skills of students in the national health professions, including psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric social work, and psychiatric nursing.

Enhancing the reliability and validity of DSM-5 diagnostic assessments, the SCID-5-CV will serve as an invaluable interview guide.  Note that the SCID-5-CV is an abridged and reformatted version of the SCID-5-RV (Research Version).

Please note: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Personality Disorders (SCID-5-PD)

Age Range: Adults
Administration: Individual
Inventory:  1 Complete Kit:

  • 1 Clinician Version User’s Guide @ $130.00
  • 1 Clinician Version Booklets @ $25.00

3 User Guides (for non-testing purposes)

Publisher:  American Psychiatric Association
Qualification Level: Level C or 1
Test Category: Clinical Assessment
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