The DSM-5 Field Trials: Inter-Rater Reliability Ratings Take a Nose Dive

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The American Journal of Psychiatry (January, 2103) recently published a series of articles that analyzed the outcomes of the field trials that were conducted by the DSM-5 Task Force, to determine the inter-rater reliability of the multiple diagnostic categories that will comprise the DSM-5. For those who might not be familiar with the concept, inter-rater reliability refers to the extent to which two clinicians agree on a diagnosis when presented with the same clinical picture.