How specific is specific impairment?

  title={How specific is specific impairment?},
  author={H{\'e}ctor R. Bird and Mark Davies and Prudence Fisher and William E. Narrow and Peter S. Jensen and Christina W. Hoven and Patricia Cohen and Mina K. Dulcan},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={39 9},
OBJECTIVE To describe the usefulness of impairment items placed at the end of each diagnostic section of a structured instrument (the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children Version 2.3) in an attempt to link impairment to specific diagnoses. METHOD Data from 3 sites of the Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders Study were used to assess the reliability of the specific impairment measures by diagnosis, the extent to which global and specific measures of… CONTINUE READING

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