Use of a structured interview to diagnose anxiety disorders in a minority population

Academic Article


  • A structured interview - the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule-Revised (ADIS-R) - was used to assess the presence of panic disorder and other anxiety disorders in 100 psychiatric outpatients at an inner-city municipal hospital, most of whom were black and of low socioeconomic status. The ADIS-R identified seven patients as having a primary diagnosis of panic disorder and 16 as having a secondary diagnosis of panic disorder. None of the patients received a primary diagnosis of panic disorder from the outpatient clinical staff, who did not use the ADIS-R. The authors conclude that a structured interview is an effective tool for identifying panic disorder in a minority population, in whom the disorder is generally underdiagnosed.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 11053681
  • Author List

  • Paradis CM; Friedman S; Lazar RM; Grubea J; Kesselman M
  • Start Page

  • 61
  • End Page

  • 64
  • Volume

  • 43
  • Issue

  • 1