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General behavior inventory identification of unipolar and bipolar affective conditions in a nonclinical university population.

Authors
  • Depue, R A
  • Krauss, S
  • Spoont, M R
  • Arbisi, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of abnormal psychology
Publication Date
May 01, 1989
Volume
98
Issue
2
Pages
117–126
Identifiers
PMID: 2708652
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Validated the General Behavior Inventory (GBI), revised to identify unipolar as well as bipolar affective conditions, in a nonclinical sample (n = 201) against naive, interview-derived diagnoses. For bipolar and unipolar conditions, respectively, the GBI had high positive (.94, .87) and negative (.99, .93) predictive power with the effect of prevalence considered, adequate sensitivity (.78, .76), high specificity (.99, .99), and adequate selection ratios for sampling of affective and nonaffective subjects from nonclinical populations for research purposes. The utility of the GBI in several different research contexts is discussed.

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