Identification of borderline personality disorder with the NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

No lay-administered interviews are currently available to identify persons with borderline personality disorder. The authors studied 79 subjects with the NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS), a lay-administered interview, and the Diagnostic Interview for Borderline Patients (DIB) and used the results to construct a DIS-based diagnostic index to identify borderline personality disorder. Using the clinician-administered DIB as the diagnostic standard, the authors found that the DIS borderline index had a sensitivity of 85.7%, a specificity of 86.2%, and a kappa of 0.67. The DIS borderline index is a promising extension of the DIS that will facilitate studies of borderline personality disorder in clinical and community settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Swartz, MS; Blazer, DG; George, LK; Winfield, I; Zakris, J; Dye, E

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 146 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 200 - 205

PubMed ID

  • 2643363

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.146.2.200


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States