S V McLeer

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms and disorders found in non-clinically referred, sexually abused children (nCR-SAC), aged 6 to 16 years, during the 30- to 60-day period after disclosure and termination of abuse. METHOD Eighty nCR-SAC were compared with clinical and nonclinical groups of nonabused children matched by age, race,(More)
Ninety-two sexually abused children were studied using structured interviews and standardized instruments to determine the frequency of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and associated symptoms. Of these sexually abused children, 43.9% met DSM-III-R PTSD criteria; 53.8% of children abused by fathers, 42.4% abused by trusted adults, and 10% of those(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to compare the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in a clinical sample of sexually abused children referred for outpatient evaluation. Two a priori hypotheses were tested: (1) the sexually abused group would have more post-traumatic stress disorder than the non-sexually abused group and (2) non-sexually abused children(More)
The present investigation examined the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral treatment program designed for sexually abused children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. Nineteen girls who suffered contact sexual abuse and met DSM-III-R criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder were included in the study. Subjects ranged in age from 3 to 16 years(More)
Several assessment instruments include measures that are purported to assess characteristics of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although these measures are used often by researchers and clinicians, few are supported by extensive validity data. The PTSD scale of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is one that has not yet encountered significant(More)
In the present study, we investigated the relation of childhood anxiety and depression with 240 children (56% clinical referrals, 44% nonclinical referrals) ages 8 to 14 years. Participants were administered the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC) and the Children s Depression Inventory (CDI), two commonly used self-report measures of(More)
BACKGROUND The administration p.r.n. (as needed) of sedative medications is a widespread practice in the management of acute dyscontrol of child psychiatric inpatients. Its efficacy, however, has never been tested in a controlled clinical trial. METHOD Twenty-one male inpatients, aged 5-13 years, participated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of(More)
Few reports on panic disorder in children are available, despite the retrospectively documented onset in childhood of about 20% of the cases of adult panic disorder. The authors report on six prepubertal children, aged 8 to 13 years, who met DSM-III-R criteria for adult-type panic disorder. Hyperthyroidism, cardiologic, and respiratory problems were(More)
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