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The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.): The Development and Validation of a Structured Diagnostic Psychiatric Interview for DSM-IV and ICD-10

Article Abstract

The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.) is a short structured diagnostic interview,developed jointly by psychiatrists and clinicians in the United States and Europe, for DSM-IV and ICD-10psychiatric disorders. With an administration time of approximately 15 minutes, it was designed to meet theneed for a short but accurate structured psychiatric interview for multicenter clinical trials and epidemiologystudies and to be used as a first step in outcome tracking in nonresearch clinical settings. The authors describethe development of the M.I.N.I. and its family of interviews: the M.I.N.I.-Screen, the M.I.N.I.-Plus,and the M.I.N.I.-Kid. They report on validation of the M.I.N.I. in relation to the Structured Clinical Interviewfor DSM-III-R, Patient Version, the Composite International Diagnostic Interview, and expert professionalopinion, and they comment on potential applications for this interview.

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Volume: 59

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