Predictive validity of DSM-IV oppositional defiant and conduct disorders in clinically referred preschoolers.

@article{Keenan2011PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive validity of DSM-IV oppositional defiant and conduct disorders in clinically referred preschoolers.},
  author={Kate Keenan and Debra L Boeldt and Diane Er Chen and Claire Coyne and Radiah Donald and Jeanne M. Duax and Katherine Hart and Jennifer A Perrott and Jennifer Strickland and Barbara Danis and Carri Hill and Shante Davis and Smita Kampani and Marisha Humphries},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={47-55}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnostic validity of oppositional defiant and conduct disorders (ODD and CD) for preschoolers has been questioned based on concerns regarding the ability to differentiate normative, transient disruptive behavior from clinical symptoms. Data on concurrent validity have accumulated, but predictive validity is limited. Predictive validity is critical to refuting the hypothesis that diagnosing ODD and CD in young children leads to pathologizing normal behavior. ODD and CD have emerged… CONTINUE READING