R L Spitzer

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A more radical proposal: dyspareunia is not a mental disorder
    Robert L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, Unit 60, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, New York, New York 10032 2695
    Arch Sex Behav 34:48, 57-61; author reply 63-7. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Can some gay men and lesbians change their sexual orientation? 200 participants reporting a change from homosexual to heterosexual orientation
    Robert L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 32:403-17; discussion 419-72. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Clinical utility of five dimensional systems for personality diagnosis: a "consumer preference" study
    Robert L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:356-74. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7
    Robert L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1092-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity and utility of the PRIME-MD patient health questionnaire in assessment of 3000 obstetric-gynecologic patients: the PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire Obstetrics-Gynecology Study
    R L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 183:759-69. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint DSM-IV diagnostic criterion for clinical significance: does it help solve the false positives problem?
    R L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1856-64. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire
    R L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    JAMA 282:1737-44. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Jet lag: clinical features, validation of a new syndrome-specific scale, and lack of response to melatonin in a randomized, double-blind trial
    R L Spitzer
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1392-6. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Harmful dysfunction and the DSM definition of mental disorder
    R L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 108:430-2. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Health problems, impairment and illnesses associated with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder among primary care and obstetric gynaecology patients
    J G Johnson
    Colombia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    Psychol Med 31:1455-66. 2001

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint A more radical proposal: dyspareunia is not a mental disorder
    Robert L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, Unit 60, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, New York, New York 10032 2695
    Arch Sex Behav 34:48, 57-61; author reply 63-7. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Can some gay men and lesbians change their sexual orientation? 200 participants reporting a change from homosexual to heterosexual orientation
    Robert L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 32:403-17; discussion 419-72. 2003
    ..Thus, there is evidence that change in sexual orientation following some form of reparative therapy does occur in some gay men and lesbians...
  3. doi request reprint Clinical utility of five dimensional systems for personality diagnosis: a "consumer preference" study
    Robert L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:356-74. 2008
    ..A prototype matching approach to personality diagnosis deserves consideration for DSM-V...
  4. ncbi request reprint A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7
    Robert L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1092-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a brief self-report scale to identify probable cases of GAD and evaluate its reliability and validity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity and utility of the PRIME-MD patient health questionnaire in assessment of 3000 obstetric-gynecologic patients: the PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire Obstetrics-Gynecology Study
    R L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 183:759-69. 2000
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of mental disorders among obstetric-gynecologic patients and to assess the validity and utility of the PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) in this population...
  6. ncbi request reprint DSM-IV diagnostic criterion for clinical significance: does it help solve the false positives problem?
    R L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1856-64. 1999
    ..This article examines whether the clinical significance criterion achieves its purpose and considers its broader impact on diagnostic validity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire
    R L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    JAMA 282:1737-44. 1999
    ..The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) was developed as a screening instrument but its administration time has limited its clinical usefulness...
  8. ncbi request reprint Jet lag: clinical features, validation of a new syndrome-specific scale, and lack of response to melatonin in a randomized, double-blind trial
    R L Spitzer
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1392-6. 1999
    ..The goals of this study were to validate a new rating scale for measuring severity of jet lag and to compare the efficacy of contrasting melatonin regimens to alleviate jet lag...
  9. ncbi request reprint Harmful dysfunction and the DSM definition of mental disorder
    R L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 108:430-2. 1999
    ..would probably have little if any effect on the list of categories of mental disorders. Its main value would be in helping make revisions in the diagnostic criteria more valid as true indicators of disorder...
  10. ncbi request reprint Health problems, impairment and illnesses associated with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder among primary care and obstetric gynaecology patients
    J G Johnson
    Colombia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    Psychol Med 31:1455-66. 2001
    ..Increased recognition of eating disorders may be a crucial step towards encouraging more patients to seek treatment for these disabling conditions...
  11. ncbi request reprint National field trial of the DSM-III-R diagnostic criteria for self-defeating personality disorder
    R L Spitzer
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032
    Am J Psychiatry 146:1561-7. 1989
    ..However, a series of analyses indicated that the category had limited descriptive validity and considerable overlap with borderline and dependent personality disorders...
  12. ncbi request reprint Major depression, physical illness, and suicidal ideation in primary care
    Renee D Goodwin
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:501-5. 2003
    ..To determine the association between major depression and suicidal ideation and the role of physical illness in this link among primary care patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and eating disorders in primary care
    Renee D Goodwin
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 33:85-91. 2003
    ..To determine the relationship between diabetes and eating disorders among primary care patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint The patient health questionnaire for adolescents: validation of an instrument for the assessment of mental disorders among adolescent primary care patients
    Jeffrey G Johnson
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Adolesc Health 30:196-204. 2002
    ..To investigate the validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A), a self-administered instrument that assesses anxiety, eating, mood, and substance use disorders among adolescent primary care patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Lowered estimates--but of what?
    Jerome C Wakefield
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:129-30. 2002
  16. ncbi request reprint Values and assumptions in the development of DSM-III and DSM-III-R: an insider's perspective and a belated response to Sadler, Hulgus, and Agich's "On values in recent American psychiatric classification"
    R L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 189:351-9. 2001
    ..Furthermore, we will demonstrate that it is not true that DSM-III places greater emphasis on reliability over validity and is covertly committed to a biological approach to explaining psychiatric disturbance...
  17. ncbi request reprint Rosenhan revisited: the scientific credibility of Lauren Slater's pseudopatient diagnosis study
    Robert L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:734-9. 2005
    ..Our study raises questions regarding Slater's results and conclusions, and provides scant support for the claim that psychiatric diagnoses are mostly products of fashion or fad, as claimed by Slater...
  18. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in the relationship between depression severity and functional status
    Frederick Y Huang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Suite 7E15, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:498-503. 2006
    ..This study compared the association between depression severity and functional status among three different racial or ethnic groups...
  19. pmc Using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to measure depression among racially and ethnically diverse primary care patients
    Frederick Y Huang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:547-52. 2006
    ..The presence of DIF would indicate that responses to an individual item differ significantly between groups, controlling for the level of depression...
  20. ncbi request reprint Saving PTSD from itself in DSM-V
    Robert L Spitzer
    Columbia University, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:233-41. 2007
    ..We believe the more stringent criteria express the intent of the PTSD category and will promote more effective research on whether that intent was legitimate or based on misconceptions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders in primary care: prevalence, impairment, comorbidity, and detection
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:317-25. 2007
    ..Anxiety, although as common as depression, has received less attention and is often undetected and undertreated...
  22. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal symptoms in primary care: prevalence and association with depression and anxiety
    Monika Mussell
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:605-12. 2008
    ..However, no primary care study has investigated this issue. This study investigates the prevalence of GI symptoms in primary care and their association with depression and anxiety...
  23. ncbi request reprint A response to a nonresponse to criticisms of a nonstudy: one humorous and one serious rejoinder to Slater
    Scott O Lilienfeld
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:745-6. 2005
  24. doi request reprint Depression, anxiety and somatization in primary care: syndrome overlap and functional impairment
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Hamburg Eilbek Schön Clinics, Germany
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:191-9. 2008
    ..To determine diagnostic overlap of depression, anxiety and somatization as well as their unique and overlapping contribution to functional impairment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Classification of psychiatric disorders
    Robert L Spitzer
    JAMA 294:1898-9; author reply 1899-900. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Was the gender identity disorder of childhood diagnosis introduced into DSM-III as a backdoor maneuver to replace homosexuality? A historical note
    Kenneth J Zucker
    Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic, Child Psychiatry Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Clarke Division, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8, Canada
    J Sex Marital Ther 31:31-42. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint The PHQ-15: validity of a new measure for evaluating the severity of somatic symptoms
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Department of Medicine, Indiana University, RG 6 1050 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:258-66. 2002
    ..However, instruments for identifying and monitoring somatic symptoms are few in number and not widely used. Therefore, we examined the validity of a brief measure of the severity of somatic symptoms...
  28. ncbi request reprint Comparative validity of three screening questionnaires for DSM-IV depressive disorders and physicians' diagnoses
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 58, D 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 78:131-40. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Detecting panic disorder in medical and psychosomatic outpatients: comparative validation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Patient Health Questionnaire, a screening question, and physicians' diagnosis
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 58, D 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 55:515-9. 2003
    ..Additionally, patient and physician acceptability of the screening questionnaires was investigated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Change in criterion for paraphilias in DSM-IV-TR
    Russell B Hilliard
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1249. 2002
  31. ncbi request reprint Differing symptoms of abused versus nonabused women in obstetric-gynecology settings
    Stacey H Kovac
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:707-13. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence rates of reported abuse in obstetric/gynecology settings and to characterize physical symptoms, function, and psychologic distress of women who report abuse...
  32. doi request reprint Problems with the post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis and its future in DSM V
    Gerald M Rosen
    Br J Psychiatry 192:3-4. 2008
    ..Yet, applications of the PTSD 'model' have been extended to an increasing array of events and human reactions across diverse cultures. These issues have implications for clinical practice and for those who revise criteria in the DSM-V...
  33. ncbi request reprint The Patient Health Questionnaire-2: validity of a two-item depression screener
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Med Care 41:1284-92. 2003
    ..Because even briefer measures might be desirable for use in busy clinical settings or as part of comprehensive health questionnaires, we evaluated a 2-item version of the PHQ depression module, the PHQ-2...
  34. ncbi request reprint Good idea or politically correct nonsense?
    Robert L Spitzer
    Psychiatr Serv 55:113. 2004
  35. doi request reprint Revisiting the Institute of Medicine report on the validity of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Robert L Spitzer
    Compr Psychiatry 49:319-20. 2008