Follow-up of hard-to-manage preschoolers: adjustment at age 9 and predictors of continuing symptoms.

@article{Campbell1990FollowupOH,
  title={Follow-up of hard-to-manage preschoolers: adjustment at age 9 and predictors of continuing symptoms.},
  author={Susan B Marquita Campbell and Linda J Ewing},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1990},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={871-89}
}
Hard-to-manage preschoolers and controls, studied initially at age 3 and followed up at school entry, were followed up again at age 9. Maternal interviews indicated that 67% of the hard-to-manage preschoolers who showed clinically significant problems at age 6 met DSM-III criteria for an externalizing disorder at age 9. Maternal and teacher ratings confirmed the diagnostic data. Hard-to-manage youngsters who had improved by age 6 did not differ from comparison children on maternal or teacher… CONTINUE READING

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