Five systems of psychiatric classification for preschool children: do differences in validity, usefulness and reliability make for competitive or complimentary constellations?

@article{Postert2009FiveSO,
  title={Five systems of psychiatric classification for preschool children: do differences in validity, usefulness and reliability make for competitive or complimentary constellations?},
  author={Christian Postert and Marlies Averbeck-Holocher and Thomas Beyer and J{\"o}rg Michael M{\"u}ller and Tilman Furniss},
  journal={Child psychiatry and human development},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={25-41}
}
DSM-IV and ICD-10 have limitations in the diagnostic classification of psychiatric disorders at preschool age (0-5 years). The publication of the Diagnostic Classification 0-3 (DC:0-3) in 1994, its basically revised second edition (DC:0-3R) in 2005 and the Research Diagnostic Criteria-Preschool Age (RDC-PA) in 2004 have provided several modifications of these manuals. Taking into account the growing empirical evidence highlighting the need for a diagnostic classification system for psychiatric… CONTINUE READING

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