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OBJECTIVE To provide an overview of the types of training experiences considered most important to the development of competency in pediatric psychology. METHODS This is the work of a task force commissioned by the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Division 54 of the American Psychological Association. RESULTS Twelve topic areas, adapted from Roberts et(More)
CONTEXT Adolescent offspring of depressed parents are at markedly increased risk of developing depressive disorders. Although some smaller targeted prevention trials have found that depression risk can be reduced, these results have yet to be replicated and extended to large-scale, at-risk populations in different settings. OBJECTIVE To determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to determine whether a history of physical or sexual abuse is more common in children with borderline personality disorder than in other children evaluated in the same outpatient psychiatric clinic. METHOD The authors contrasted rates of abuse in 44 children diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and in 100(More)
BACKGROUND There has been little research on the stress experienced by parents of children who have undergone heart transplantation. METHODS Parents of 52 consecutive pediatric heart transplant recipients completed questionnaires assessing illness-related parenting stress and post-traumatic stress symptoms at a routine clinic visit. Medical charts were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether rates of psychopathology differed between the families of a group of children and adolescents with borderline personality disorder and the families of a psychiatric comparison group. METHOD The rates of psychiatric disorders in the families of 44 child and adolescent outpatients with borderline(More)
Results of behavioral genetic and molecular genetic studies have converged to suggest that both genes contribute to the development of ADHD. Although prior linkage studies have produced intriguing results, their results have been inconsistent, with no clear pattern of results emerging across studies. We genotyped 5,980 SNPs across the genome in 1,187(More)
This paper describes the process for and safety/feasibility of adapting the Beardslee Preventive Intervention Program for Depression for use with predominantly low income, Latino families. Utilizing a Stage I model for protocol development, the adaptation involved literature review, focus groups, pilot testing of the adapted manual, and open trial of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the presence of depression and anxiety in adults with congenital heart disease and the association of medical severity with depression and anxiety. DESIGN Prospective, pilot study. SETTING An adult outpatient cardiology clinic in university-affiliated children's hospital in Northeast. PATIENTS Twenty-two adult patients with(More)
Much research and clinical practice derives from the assumption that there is a set of psychological-social variables that commonly influence medical (non)compliance. This assumption may lead to overly general strategies for managing specific illnesses in children with chronic illness. With this concern in mind, a study was made of health provider ratings(More)