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Psychiatry Res. 2016 Oct 30;244:94-6. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.024. Epub 2016 Jul 12.

The DSM-5 social anxiety disorder severity scale: Evidence of validity and reliability in a clinical sample.

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1
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, United States. Electronic address: rlebeau@ucla.edu.
2
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, United States.

Abstract

With DSM-5, the APA began providing guidelines for anxiety disorder severity assessment that incorporates newly developed self-report scales. The scales share a common template, are brief, and are free of copyright restrictions. Initial validation studies have been promising, but the English-language versions of the scales have not been formally validated in clinical samples. Forty-seven individuals with a principal diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) completed a diagnostic assessment, as well as the DSM-5 SAD severity scale and several previously validated measures. The scale demonstrated internal consistency, convergent validity, and discriminant validity. The next steps in the validation process are outlined.

KEYWORDS:

DSM-5; Psychometrics; Social anxiety disorder

PMID:
27479097
DOI:
10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.024
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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