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The NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children Version 2.3 (DISC-2.3): description, acceptability, prevalence rates, and performance in the MECA Study. Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and
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The DISC-2 is a reliable and economical tool for assessing child psychopathology and the 2.3 version of the instrument provides a significant improvement over earlier versions. Expand
Cognitive behavioral therapy, sertraline, or a combination in childhood anxiety.
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Both cognitive behavioral therapy and sertraline reduced the severity of anxiety in children with anxiety disorders; a combination of the two therapies had a superior response rate. Expand
Premonitory Urge for Tics Scale (PUTS): Initial Psychometric Results and Examination of the Premonitory Urge Phenomenon in Youths with Tic Disorders
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Initial psychometric data for a new, brief self-report scale designed to measure tic-related premonitory urges showed that the Premonitory Urge for Tics Scale (PUTS) was internally consistent and temporally stable at 1 and 2 weeks, but the psychometric properties of the PUTS were not acceptable for youths 10 years of age and younger. Expand
Concurrent Validity of the Anxiety Disorders Section of the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IV: Child and Parent Versions
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There was strong correspondence between ADIS-C/P social phobia, SAD, and panic disorder diagnoses and the empirically derived MASC factor scores corresponding to these disorders. Expand
The Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Revised Version (DISC-R): I. Preparation, field testing, interrater reliability, and acceptability.
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The findings suggest that the DISC is an acceptable, brief, inexpensive, and convenient instrument for ascertaining a comprehensive range of child and adolescent diagnoses whose methodological properties are comparable with other child diagnostic instruments. Expand
Behavior therapy for children with Tourette disorder: a randomized controlled trial.
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A comprehensive behavioral intervention, compared with supportive therapy and education, resulted in greater improvement in symptom severity among children with Tourette and chronic tic disorder. Expand
Functional impairment in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Impairment ratings were significantly correlated with clinician-generated measures of OCD severity and given the adverse developmental consequences of psychosocial dysfunction, treatment studies need to carefully track and address OCD-specific functional impairments in affected youngsters. Expand
Prevalence and description of selective mutism in a school-based sample.
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The functioning of children with SM is impaired, and although there is some improvement over time, notable impairment remains, suggesting that intervention is preferable to waiting for SM to remit spontaneously. Expand
A developmental psychopathology model of childhood traumatic stress and intersection with anxiety disorders
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A developmental psychopathology model suggests different avenues by which dangerous circumstances, childhood traumatic experiences, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can intersect with other anxiety disorders over the life span. Expand
Integrated Behavior Therapy for Selective Mutism: a randomized controlled pilot study.
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IBTSM appears to be a promising new intervention that is efficacious in increasing functional speaking behaviors, feasible, and acceptable to parents and teachers. Expand
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