Comparing the diagnostic accuracy of six potential screening instruments for bipolar disorder in youths aged 5 to 17 years.

@article{Youngstrom2004ComparingTD,
  title={Comparing the diagnostic accuracy of six potential screening instruments for bipolar disorder in youths aged 5 to 17 years.},
  author={Eric A Youngstrom and Robert L. Findling and Joseph R. Calabrese and Barbara L. Gracious and Christine A. Demeter and Denise DelPorto Bedoya and Megan Price},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={847-58}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic efficiency of six index tests as predictors of juvenile bipolar disorder in two large outpatient samples, aged 5 to 10 and 11 to 17 years, gathered from 1997 to 2002. METHOD DSM-IV diagnosis was based on a semistructured diagnostic interview (Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children) with the parent and youth sequentially, blind to scores on the index tests. Participants were 318 youths aged 5 to 10 (50% with bipolar… CONTINUE READING

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