List of diagnostic classification and rating scales used in psychiatry

The following diagnostic systems and rating scales are used in psychiatry and clinical psychology.

Diagnostic classification

Diagnostic criteria

Interview instruments using the above criteria

Rating scales


Further information: Addiction


Autism spectrum

Further information: Autism spectrum


Dementia and cognitive impairment

Further information: Dementia and Cognitive disorder



Eating disorders

Further information: Eating disorder

Mania and bipolar disorder

Further information: Mania and Bipolar disorder

Personality and personality disorders

Further information: Personality test and Personality disorder

Schizophrenia and psychosis

Further information: Schizophrenia and Psychosis


Global scales

See also


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