Child psychiatric disorders and their correlates: a primary care pediatric sample.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Psychiatric interviews with 300 parents and children drawn from a first-stage screening sample of 789 children aged 7 to 11 attending primary care pediatric clinics, were carried out using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children. The weighted prevalence of one or more DSM-III disorders was 11.8% based on parent interviews, 13.8% based on child interviews, and 22.0% based on either. Correlates of specific disorders varied depending on the informant, but parent-reported stress in the child's life was associated with disorders reported by both parent and child. The study confirms a high rate of unrecognized and untreated child psychopathology in the community.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costello, EJ

Published Date

  • November 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 851 - 855

PubMed ID

  • 2808254

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-8567

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004583-198911000-00007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States