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The interviewer only inquires about the criteria that are endorsed on the questionnaire. Of the semistructured interviews, the SIDP-IV and PDE group questions thematically by content areas such as interpersonal relationships and emotions. In contrast, the SCID-II and DIPD are organized by diagnosis. The diagnostically organized interview may be more prone to halo eﬀects in which ratings of individual criteria may be inﬂuenced by how close an individual is to meeting criteria for a disorder, so thematically organized instruments may be more appropriate for the study of co-occurrence.
The results of these studies have been remarkably similar. As a group, chronically depressed patients treated pharmacologically showed signiﬁcantly improved psychosocial functioning after treatment. However, the level of psychosocial functioning remains impaired relative to nondepressed norms. Compared to nonresponders, patients whose depressive symptoms respond to antidepressant treatment show larger improvements in psychosocial functioning and appear to approach, but not quite equal, normative functioning.
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