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Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire (PDSQ)
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Supplemental: Epilepsy

Short Description of Instrument

Purpose: To screen for DSM-IV Axis I disorders most commonly encountered in individuals 18 years or older.
Description: The Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire (PDSQ) can be used in medical and outpatient mental health settings and it allows primary care providers to routinely consider co-morbidity. It includes 125 self-report yes-no questions that can be scored on a scale for 13 disorders. Each scale is provided with a cut-off score, critical items, and follow-up interview guidelines.
Comment: The PDSQ has a high sensitivity and high negative predictive value and it can improve the efficiency of a diagnostic evaluation.
Primary Dependent Measures: Total score in each diagnostic section.
Time Estimates: 15-20 minutes.
Vendor: Western Psychological Services (WPS). 12031 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025-1251. Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire (PDSQ).

Zimmerman M, Mattia JI. The psychiatric diagnostic screening questionnaire: Development, reliability and validity. Compr Psychiatry. 2001; 42(3):175-89.


Document last updated June 2019