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Rating child psychiatric caseness from detailed case histories.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8735437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Novel operationalized criteria were used to rate detailed psychiatric case histories on 151 schoolchildren with hemiplegia. Ratings of psychiatric caseness or non-caseness were reliable and valid; the method may be widely applicable. Caseness was defined both narrowly (in terms of social incapacity for the child) and broadly (in terms of disruption to others and distress too). Both definitions could be applied reliably to children of normal intelligence but broadly defined caseness was more reliable for children with low intelligence. Barely half of the psychiatric cases met operationalized criteria for one or more DSM-IV or ICD-10 diagnosis. The others mostly had partial or mixed syndromes that could, with clinical judgement, be assigned to "not otherwise specified' diagnoses. Even with clinical judgement, however, a substantial minority of children with low intelligence had clinically significant but undiagnosable abnormalities in social relatedness.
R Goodman; C Yude; H Richards; E Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0021-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-25     Completed Date:  1996-10-25     Revised Date:  2010-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375361     Medline TA:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-79     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Affective Symptoms / classification,  diagnosis,  psychology
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / classification,  diagnosis,  psychology
Child Behavior Disorders / classification,  diagnosis*,  psychology
Hemiplegia / psychology*
Internal-External Control
Learning Disorders / classification,  diagnosis,  psychology
Mental Retardation / classification,  diagnosis,  psychology
Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
Reproducibility of Results
Social Behavior*
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust

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