Child psychiatric disorders: are they classifiable?

  title={Child psychiatric disorders: are they classifiable?},
  author={John Scott Werry},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • John Scott Werry
  • Published 1992 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
Classification of child (including adolescent) disorders is reviewed within six areas: requirements for a good taxonomy, current systems of classification for children, data-capture methods, reliability and validity, the link between child and adult disorders, and directions for future developments. While substantial progress has been made, there is a continuing need for comparisons of different systems, more systematic yet practicable data capture, proper psychometric analyses of criteria and… CONTINUE READING