Utility of the SCL-90-R with depressed and conduct-disordered adolescent inpatients.

Journal Article

We assessed the diagnostic utility of the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) in a sample of adolescent inpatients. In Part 1 (n = 79), convergent and discriminant validity were demonstrated for SCL-90-R scales measuring depression and paranoid ideation. Canonical correlation showed that SCL-90-R scales tapped two dimensions of adolescent psychopathology, a primary dimension of dysphoria and a secondary dimension of anger and mistrust. In Part 2 (n = 50), adolescents diagnosed as having major depression showed significant elevations on scales measuring depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive features. Although several scales had high diagnostic specificity for major depression and conduct disorder, sensitivity was low.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McGough, J; Curry, JF

Published Date

  • December 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 552 - 563

PubMed ID

  • 1487808

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1487808

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3891

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s15327752jpa5903_9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England