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Data from psychiatric research frequently exhibit departures from Normality. Methods which utilise the data optimally to model the distribution directly are available. We highlight the issue of modelling skewness, resulting from screening instruments where the majority of respondents are healthy individuals and few participants have a value reflecting particular disorders.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.eurpsy.2010.08.006

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Psychiatry

Publication Date

03/2011

Volume

26

Pages

112 - 114

Keywords

Humans, Likelihood Functions, Mass Screening, Mental Disorders, Mentally Ill Persons, Models, Psychological, Normal Distribution, Reference Values, United Kingdom