Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID)

First MB; Williams Janet BW; Spitzer RL; Gibbon M


Basic description

- SCID for DSM-III-R developed in 1990

- KID-SCID version for childhood disorders developed in 1993

- SCID-CV (for DSM-IV) Clinician Version, 1996

- SCID-II (for DSM-IV), 1997

- SCID-I (for DSM-IV) Research Version: SCID-I/P (for DSM-IV-TR) Patient; SCID-I/NP (for DSM-IV) Non-patient Edition; SCID-I/P (w/ Psychotic Screen) Patient Edition, with psychotic, 2002; Revisited in 2010

- SCID-CT (for DSM-IV) Clinical Trials Version, 2007

- SCID-RV and SCID-CV for DSM-5: The SCID development team has completed a final draft, May 2014; the User's Guide for these SCID versions is revisited

- SCID-5 ( Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5)


First MB; Williams Janet BW; Spitzer RL; Gibbon M

American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) as copyright holder
SCID for DSM-III-R (SCID) assessed the most frequently diagnosed Axis I DSM-III-R disorders in adults
SCID-II evaluate DSM-III-R Personality Disorders
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication

Generic for Psychiatry/Psychology

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • clinro ClinRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
2 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

SCID-5: please consult the American Psychiatric Association official website

SCID-CT for DSM-IV (Clinical Trials Version):

First Michael B., Williams Janet B.W., Spitzer Robert L., and  Gibbon, Miriam: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR Axis I  Disorders, Clinical Trials Version  (SCID-CT). New York: Biometrics  Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 2007


Spitzer RL, Williams JB, Gibbon M, First MB. Arch Gen Psychiatry. The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID). I: History, rationale, and description. 1992 Aug;49(8):624-9 (PubMed abstract)

Spitzer Robert L, Williams Janet BW, Gibbon Miriam, First Michael B. Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R, Patient Edition/Non-patient Edition, (SCID-P/SCID-NP). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1990

Spitzer Robert L, Williams Janet BW, Gibbon Miriam, First Michael B. Structured Clinican Interview for DSM-III-R Axis II Disorders,(SCID-II). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1990

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