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A short survey is presented on the main diagnostic concepts in DSM-III, which differ from those in ICD-8 and ICD-9. The atheoretical approach and multifactorial classification are mentioned. Most controversial for psychiatrists in Scandinavia will probably be the less distinct separation between...
Some antidepressant drugs are stereoisomers that have been tested for their effects on serotonin uptake. A three-dimensional analysis of the molecular structure of such drugs has led to a topographical model for the putative serotonin uptake area. This area may consist of four binding sites...
The aim of this study was to evaluate the inter-observer reliability of Sjöbring's concept of Validity, Stability and Solidity, and the concept of character neurosis. The observer personality scales were compared with self-rating scales constructed on the basis of Sjöbring's and Beck's...
Treatment of large patient populations is essential for the detection of adverse reactions which have a low frequency of occurrence. Close surveillance of the long-term clinical use in many patients helps to map the adverse reaction profile of the different drugs. Based on reports to authorities...
A rating scale (the GBS scale) for measuring dementia syndrome has been developed. The scale gives a quantitative measure of mental impairment, a dementia profile and measures changes over time. It is divided into four subscales measuring impairment of motor functioning, impairment of the...
In an attempt to increase uniformity and unambiguity of evaluation through rating scales of schizophrenia and schizophrenialike psychosis, the 5-step edition of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is used. In this edition of BPRS the 18 symptoms and the symptom grading are expressed in...
A clinically relevant scale for rating the degree of severity of withdrawal syndromes (WSA) is presented. A total of 293 patients were studied and subgrouped: alcohol abusers, medicine abusers and combined abusers. The patiens who developed symptoms beyond a predetermined level on WSA were...
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