The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity for use among 5 to 8 year olds with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Freeman2011TheCY,
  title={The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity for use among 5 to 8 year olds with obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Jennifer B Freeman and Christopher A. Flessner and Abbe Marrs Garcia},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={877-83}
}
The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) is the instrument of choice for assessing symptom severity in older children (i.e., 8-18 years) diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The reliability and validity of this measure for use among younger children (i.e., 5-8 years of age), however, has never been examined. The primary aim of this study was to examine this scale's use among those presenting with early childhood OCD. Forty-two children with OCD between the… CONTINUE READING

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