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CAD-MDD: Not Diagnostic, Lacks Screening Data
J Clin Psychiatry 2014;75(1):85 [letter]
Copyright 2014 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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To the Editor: In the recent article by Gibbons and colleagues, their Computerized Adaptive Diagnostic Test for Major Depressive Disorder (CAD-MDD) was presented as a “diagnostic screening tool.” However, the authors themselves stated, “Screening measures, like the CAD-MDD, are not diagnostic measures….” Consistency is needed. The term diagnostic screening tool is self-contradictory, and calling this test “diagnostic” is misleading. Screening tests do not make diagnoses—they assess the likelihood of undeclared disease.