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Family History Research Diagnostic Criteria Summary Data Sheet for Second Degree Relatives

This instrument is not commercially available. Please email the author for information about obtaining the instrument: nancy-


Supplemental: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Short Description of Instrument

The Family History Research Diagnostic Criteria (FHRDC) is an instrument that collects family history information and provides criteria for 12 diagnoses

Psychometric Properties

Using specific diagnostic criteria leads to greater accuracy and sensitivity, but underreporting remains a major problem of this method.


Andreasen, N., Endicott, J., Spitzer, R. and Winokur, G. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1977. The family history method using diagnostic criteria. 34(10):1229-1235.


Document last updated August 2017