Margaret T. McHugh

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To test the differential validity of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) classification, 3 groups of youths (PTSD, traumatized PTSD negatives, and controls) were examined. Youth with major comorbid disorders were excluded. On the basis of an analysis of parent-derived Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) ratings, significant variations in CBCL scores were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the secular trend in the prevalence of cervical dysplasia as evidenced by abnormal Papanicolaou smear results in sexually active adolescents. DESIGN Descriptive case series. SETTING Outpatient department of an urban public hospital. PARTICIPANTS All sexually active adolescents with Papanicolaou smear results recorded during 2(More)
To increase their knowledge of the medical evaluation and reporting of child sexual abuse, medical students, pediatric resident physicians, fellows and attendings participated in an interdisciplinary team-based training program consisting of didactic lectures, case discussions, videotapes and direct participation in patient evaluation. Content focused on(More)
he publication of “The Battered Child” by C. Henry Kempe and coworkers introduced child maltreatment (CM) to the pediatric literature, and in the 46 years following its publication, the knowledge in the field has expanded. CM pervades every area of pediatrics. Pediatricians are mandated reporters and play an important role in the identification of child(More)
The hallmark of adolescent development is risk-taking behavior, mostly benign in nature, with no sequelae in adulthood. For that small number of adolescents for whom risk-taking behaviors are dangerous, for themselves and others, there are common childhood factors that may lead to those behaviors. In studies of adolescent victims, as well as perpetrators, a(More)
Publication of information about child abuse victims and their families may be detrimental to the victims. This is particularly true of sexual abuse but may be just as serious in some cases of physical abuse and neglect. Many states lack laws that restrict publicity on child abuse victims and their families. As a result serious harm to children has(More)
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