Psychopathology of childhood.

  title={Psychopathology of childhood.},
  author={Thomas M. Achenbach and Craig Edelbrock},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
We considered problems of assessment and taxonomy that have hindered the study of childhood disorders. Many instruments have been developed for assessing children's behavior as seen by parents, teachers, clinicians, trained observers, peers, and children themselves. Multivariate analyses of behavior problems show consistencies in the identification of a few broad-band patterns and more numerous narrow-band syndromes, despite differences in specific items comprising different instruments… CONTINUE READING

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