Practice and further development of the AMP-system (a report about a symposion and a seminar) (author's transl)

Pharmakopsychiatrie, Neuro-Psychopharmakologie
H BuschE Renfordt


During two days in November 1974 TV-tapes of psychiatric interviews were demonstrated and the psychopathology was documented on AMP-record sheet 3. It was a purpose of the discussion to get stimulation for the improvement of the AMP-manual and to decrease the interrater-variance. It was only the first tape which was not followed by a discussion. This film was presented a second time at the end of the seminar in order to examine the training effects. Both record-sheets were compared with each other. Generally the variance decreased. The discussion as to an improvement of the AMP-manual lead to the following suggestions: In defining a psychopathological item it is important to differentiate more precisely between the patient's subjective experience and his behaviour, to find better criteria concerning the rating of different intensities and to improve discrimination between singular items. Furthermore the logic of documentation procedure should be unequivocal and more practical. Following the seminar there was a symposion discussion more general and some specific methodological problems of the further development of the AMP-system. Finally study groups were formed to elaborate on the topics "AMP-manual", "rater-training", "social...Continue Reading


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