Recent undesirable life events and psychiatric disorder in childhood and adolescence.

@article{Goodyer1985RecentUL,
  title={Recent undesirable life events and psychiatric disorder in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Ian M. Goodyer and Israel Kolvin and S Gatzanis},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1985},
  volume={147},
  pages={
          517-23
        }
}
A sample of children and adolescents (n = 157) attending a child psychiatry outpatient clinic with conduct or emotional disturbance were compared with community controls (n = 76) for the number and type of recent life events. A Life Events Schedule for children and adolescents was developed and used as a semi-structured interview. Four clinical groups were identified according to their predominant presenting symptoms (conduct, mild mood, severe mood, or somatic). An excess of events carrying a… CONTINUE READING

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