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Consult. Psychol, 1951,15, 290-302. Wittenborn, J. The behavioral symptoms for certain organic p s y c h o s e s . J. consult. Psychol, 1952,16, 104-106. , & Bailey, C. The s y m p t o m s of involutional psychosis. / . consult. Psychol, 1952, 16, 13-17. , & Holzberg, J. T h e generality of psychiatric syndromes. J. consult. Psychol, 1951,15, 372-380. , & Simon, B. S y m p t o m correlates for descriptive diagnosis. Genet, psychol. , 1953, 47, 237-301. , & W e i s s , W. Patients diagnosed manic-depressive psychosismanic state.

Instead, they believe that an empirical attack is needed, using "symptoms broadly defined as meaningful and discernible behaviors, as the basis of the classificatory system" (p. 616). , Archives of General Psychiatry, 1965,12, 529-538. Copyright © 1965 by the American Medical Association. Reprinted by permission of the American Medical Association and Drs. Kanfer and Saslow. 'This paper w a s written in conjunction with Research grant M H 06921-03 from the National Institutes of Mental Health, United States Public Health Service.

The prognostic-predictive approach appears to have the most direct practical applicability. If continued research were to support certain early findings, it would be indeed comforting to be able to predict outcome of mental illness from a patient's premorbid social competence score [28], or from the patient's score on an ego-strength scale [4], or from many of the other signs and single variables which have been shown to have some predictive powers. It is unfortunate that these powers are frequently dissipated in cross validation.

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