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Depressive and disruptive disorders and mental health service utilization in children and adolescents.
  • P. Wu, C. Hoven, +11 authors M. Roper
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and…
  • 1 September 1999
TLDR
The findings highlight the need for more effective ways to identify and refer depressed children to mental health professionals, the importance of improving school-based services to meet children's needs, and the necessity to better educate parents and teachers regarding the identification of psychiatric disorders, especially depression. Expand
Test-retest reliability of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC 2.1). Parent, child, and combined algorithms.
TLDR
Results support the usefulness of the DISC in further clinical and epidemiologic research; however, closely spaced or repeated DISC interviews may result in significant diagnostic attenuation on retest, and further studies of the test-retest attenuation phenomena are needed. Expand
Are stimulants overprescribed? Treatment of ADHD in four U.S. communities.
TLDR
Medication treatments are often not used in treating ADHD children identified in the community, suggesting the need for better education of parents, physicians, and mental health professionals about the effectiveness of these treatments. Expand
Progress toward achieving a common language in psychiatry. Results from the field trial of the clinical guidelines accompanying the WHO classification of mental and behavioral disorders in ICD-10.
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The trial demonstrated that the ICD-10 chapter dealing with mental and behavioral disorders is on the whole suitable for general use and provided valuable indications about changes needed for subsequent versions and demonstrated the feasibility of large-scale international research on classification and diagnosis in psychiatry. Expand
The services for children and adolescents-parent interview: development and performance characteristics.
TLDR
Data support the descriptive validity of SCAPI-ascertained services use data and indicate that the SCAPI can provide investigators and policymakers a valid means of assessing services type, intensity, onset and offset, provider type, and content. Expand
Scales, diagnoses, and child psychopathology: II. Comparing the CBCL and the DISC against external validators
TLDR
Overall findings suggest that the controversies about “best” assessment strategies may be artificial and that highly specific diagnostic categories may show fewer relationships with external validators and may therefore need more systematic validational studies. Expand
The Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale (PARS): development and psychometric properties.
TLDR
The PARS is a useful clinician-rated instrument for assessing pediatric anxiety symptoms, severity, and impairment, particularly in treatment studies and further study of the psychometric properties is warranted. Expand
Prevalence of mood disorders in a national sample of young American adults
TLDR
These data provide recent national prevalence estimates of major depressive episode, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder using the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) and compares these estimates to the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study (ECA) conducted 10 years earlier. Expand
Fluvoxamine for the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. The Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Anxiety Study Group.
TLDR
Fuvoxamine is an effective treatment for children and adolescents with social phobia, separation anxiety disorder, or generalized anxiety disorder and reduces symptoms of anxiety on the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale. Expand
Prevalence of mental disorder in military children and adolescents: findings from a two-stage community survey.
TLDR
Overall results do not support the notion that levels of psychopathology are greatly increased in military children, and further studies of military families should address the effects of rank and socioeconomic status, housing, and the current impact of life stressors on the parents as well as the children. Expand
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