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May 2014


The SCID development team has completed a final draft of the SCID-RV and SCID-CV for DSM-5 and we are now completely revising the User's Guide for these SCID versions. Once these User’s Guide revisions have been completed, we will be sending the SCID-5-RV and SCID-5-CV to the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) for final production and publication. As copyright holder, the SCID-RV and SCID-CV for DSM-5 will be made available exclusively through the APPI.

In addition, based on feedback we have begun revising the SCID-II questions (now called SCID for Personality Disorders (SCID-PD), although given that the Personality Disorders in DSM-5 were unchanged from DSM-IV, the current SCID-II can be used to assess the DSM-5 personality disorders. Development efforts are also underway of a SCID for the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders.

March 2014


The SCID development team has completed a final draft of the SCID for DSM-5 and has begun making revisions to the SCID-II, which will be called the SCID for Personality Disorder (SCID-PD). The title has changed because personality disorders are no longer on Axis II.

Following this, efforts will begin on other adaptations of the SCID-5, which is the Research Version, including a Clinical Trials Version and Clinician Version. The development of computerized SCID versions and training media will commence thereafter.

As copyright holder, the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) will determine the specific release date for the SCID-5. All inquiries about the availability and cost of the SCID-5 should be directed to APPI (www.appi.org).

December 2013


The staff at Biometrics Research would like to thank the many individuals who have generously participated in the SCID for DSM-5 Review Process, which is now officially closed. We have received numerous comments, suggestions and enhancements from clinicians and researchers worldwide, which overall have been inordinately valuable for consideration.

At this time, the SCID authors are carefully reviewing this feedback and deciding which suggestions to implement in the final SCID-5-RV.

Currently we are hoping that the SCID-5-RV will be completed and available in early spring 2014. While we appreciate that this delay may be frustrating for those eager to start assessing DSM-5 criteria in their studies, we would like to remind everyone that the SCID for DSM-IV was not released until January 1996, over a year and a half after the publication of DSM-IV in May 1994. Moreover, given that with the exception of training materials, all SCID-5 products will be distributed by American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. rather than directly through Columbia University, Biometrics Research, it is possible that there may be further delays as the details of this arrangement continue to be finalized.

November 2013


This update serves to respond to the numerous inquiries regarding the status of the SCID for DSM-5. At this time significant progress has been made on the Research Version of the SCID (SCID-5-RV) and we are hoping to finalize the SCID-5-RV by the end of the year. Further status updates will be posted here as they become available.

Following the completion of the SCID-5-RV, we will be developing training media and alternative versions including the SCID-5 for Personality Disorders (SCID-PD) formerly SCID-II, as well as a Clinician Version (SCID-5-CV) and Clinical Trials templates for various indications (SCID-5-CT).

We would also like to inform you that the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. (APPI) www.appi.org has now assumed the copyrights to the SCID for DSM-5, including all formats and language translations. Therefore once the SCID products are completed, they will be made available directly through APPI.

January 2013


Development efforts are underway for the SCID for DSM-5 and updated training materials, which are expected to be released in the fall/winter 2013.

November 2011


Several revisions have been made to the SCID, Research Version (SCID-RV) due to identified risks of potential false negatives in the assessment of hypomania and social phobia. To obtain further details or to download the corresponding SCID-RV module, refer to the Revisions/Fixes tab. read more

January 2010


A significant number of predominantly minor changes have been made to the SCID, Research Version (SCID-RV). Refer to the Revisions/Fixes tab for a summary description of each revision or to download the corresponding SCID Module PDF. read more

October 2008


There have been a few minor updates to the SCID that are available for download. Please refer to the Revisions/Fixes tab for more information, as well as a description of the nature of the changes for each revision. read more

July 2007


A module for the SCID has been developed for the Impulse Control Disorders. read more

May 2007


The SCID web site has been totally reconstructed from the ground up. read more

May 2007


Two new Recorded SCID Interviews are available on DVD for long-term rental. read more

January 2007


This is now the latest edition of the SCID. There have been a number of minor updates to the SCID over the past several years. read more

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