The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.): The Development and Validation of a Structured Diagnostic Psychiatric Interview for DSM-IV and ICD-10

J Clin Psychiatry. 1998;59 Suppl 20:22-33;quiz 34-57.

Abstract

The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.) is a short structured diagnostic interview, developed jointly by psychiatrists and clinicians in the United States and Europe, for DSM-IV and ICD-10 psychiatric disorders. With an administration time of approximately 15 minutes, it was designed to meet the need for a short but accurate structured psychiatric interview for multicenter clinical trials and epidemiology studies and to be used as a first step in outcome tracking in nonresearch clinical settings. The authors describe the development of the M.I.N.I. and its family of interviews: the M.I.N.I.-Screen, the M.I.N.I.-Plus, and the M.I.N.I.-Kid. They report on validation of the M.I.N.I. in relation to the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R, Patient Version, the Composite International Diagnostic Interview, and expert professional opinion, and they comment on potential applications for this interview.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
  • Europe
  • Female
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / classification
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Primary Health Care / statistics & numerical data
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / history
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychometrics / instrumentation
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • United States