First-rank symptoms: a first-rank diagnostic test?

Alex J. Mitchell
2015 BJ Psych Advances  
This commentary questions a Cochrane review that examined whether first-rank symptoms are a useful diagnostic tool for differentiating schizophrenia from other psychotic disorders. It concludes that first-rank symptoms are not particularly accurate in this role, although they might be useful initial screening questions in community surveys or waiting-room screening.
doi:10.1192/apt.21.3.147 fatcat:abaqyhgz6bfufda44iexc2twhq