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PURPOSE To investigate the validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A), a self-administered instrument that assesses anxiety, eating, mood, and substance use disorders among adolescent primary care patients. METHODS A total of 403 adolescents from California, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio completed the PHQ-A and the Medical(More)
  • E S Harris
  • 1991
Eleven healthy adolescents, ages 13-18, were followed through the year following parental death. Semi-structured interviews were used in combination with standardized measures to complete in-depth evaluations at 6 weeks, 7 months and 13 months following parental death. Teacher reports and parent interviews and reports provided additional information.(More)
Although family intervention is practiced in most psychiatric hospitals, to our knowledge, no adequately controlled studies of its efficacy exist. This study was designed to answer, in part, the question of the relative efficacy of hospitalization with family intervention as compared with hospitalization without family intervention for patients (1) with(More)
This paper reports the results at follow-up of a randomized clinical trial of combining family intervention with drug treatment during hospitalization for patients with affective disorder. The results suggest that female bipolar patients and their families benefited from family intervention, whereas unipolar patients and families did not. Patient outcome(More)
Explored informant differences and assessed the importance of sociodemographic factors, child health status characteristics, and caregiver burden to variability in psychological symptoms among caregivers to 116 children with chronic medical conditions. Important informant effects were found. Caregiver-reported, but not physician-reported, burden was an(More)
This paper focuses on the follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial of inpatient family intervention (IFI) that emphasized psychoeducation. Results for the sample of 169 psychiatric patients suggested that adding family treatment to standard hospital treatment was effective; however, the statistical interactions indicated that this therapeutic effect(More)
OBJECTIVE To critically review clinical reports on pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry over the past 10 years. METHOD Articles contributing to the understanding of child psychiatric consultation in medical settings were reviewed. RESULTS Information related to clinical issues was organized into categorical (disease-oriented), noncategorical, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the concurrent and criterion validity of three instruments used to measure emotional and behavioral problems among children with chronic illness. METHOD The Personal Adjustment and Role Skills Scale (PARS III), Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), and Columbia Impairment Scale (CIS) were compared with each other and with structured(More)
OBJECTIVE To critically review the research and reports on consultation-liaison psychiatry in the past 10 years. METHOD Articles contributing to the conceptualization of child psychiatric consultation in medical, epidemiological, and nonmedical domains were reviewed. RESULTS Information was organized into methodology and treatment outcome categories.(More)
BACKGROUND Both clinical and population-based studies show that anxiety disorders and substance misuse frequently co-occur in adults, whereas among adolescents, less examination of this association has been done. Adolescence is frequently the time of substance use initiation and its subsequent interaction with anxiety disorders has not been fully explored.(More)