Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID)

Welcome to the official website for the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID).

The SCID is a semi-structured interview guide for making diagnoses according to the diagnostic criteria published in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM).  With the release of the fifth edition (DSM-5), the SCID for DSM-5 (SCID-5) was published in 2013 and is the latest version available. Learn more about the SCID-5.

The SCID for DSM-IV (SCID-IV) is still available for researchers and clinicians who are interested in collecting diagnoses according to the DSM-IV criteria (rather than DSM-5) or who are using the SCID-IV interview in ongoing studies that are collecting diagnoses according to DSM-IV.  Given that the DSM-IV published in 1994 has been superseded by DSM-5 most researchers and clinicians will want to use the SCID-5 rather than the SCID-IV.