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Reliability, Not Overdiagnosis.
J Clin Psychiatry 2009;70(4):603 [letter]
Copyright 2009 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: The recent Journal article by Zimmerman et al. does
not show that bipolar disorder is overdiagnosed, because it mistakes
reliability and validity. All the authors showed was that,
about half the time, researchers reached different diagnoses
than clinicians who had diagnosed bipolar disorder. This merely
reflects interrater diagnostic reliability, a long-established issue