Karson, M. (2010, June 1). Bayes’ Theorem and the DSM: Is it a book of definitions or a book of tests? WebPsychEmpiricist. Retrieved June 1, 2010 from http://wpe.info/papers_table.html.

A hallmark of scientific classification is the application of Bayes’ Theorem to methods of assigning individuals to categories. Indeed, Bayes’ Theorem, in medical circles, is often referred to simply as diagnostic validity. DSM-V should present the data needed to calculate, for each diagnostic criterion set, how well it does its job of distinguishing people who have the diagnosis from people who don’t. Clarification of the meanings of Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy is offered.

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