Studies of diagnosis must meet these additional criteria

• Clearly identified comparison groups, at least one of which is free of the disorder or derangement of interest

• Interpretation of diagnostic standard without knowledge of test result

• Interpretation of test without knowledge of diagnostic standard result

• Diagnostic (gold) standard (e.g. diagnosis according to DSM-IV or ICD-10 criteria after assessment by clinically qualified interviewer) preferably with documentation of reproducible criteria for subjectively interpreted diagnostic standard (e.g. report of statistically significant measure of agreement among observers)

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