Employing parent, teacher, and youth self-report checklists in identifying pediatric bipolar spectrum disorders: an examination of diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility.

@article{Kahana2003EmployingPT,
  title={Employing parent, teacher, and youth self-report checklists in identifying pediatric bipolar spectrum disorders: an examination of diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility.},
  author={Shoshana Y. Kahana and Eric A Youngstrom and Robert L. Findling and Joseph R. Calabrese},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={471-88}
}
The diagnosis of bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD) is difficult to evaluate in child and adolescent populations. The current study examines whether commonly used behavior checklists- the Child Behavior Checklist, Teacher Report Form, and the Youth Self-Report form-are clinically useful in making a differential diagnosis between BPSD and other disorders. This study is the first to investigate the validity of integrating pairs of informants using these instruments to differentiate individuals… CONTINUE READING

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