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ERIC Number: ED433643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 5
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Collaborative Screening of Psychiatric and Language Disorders in Pediatric Neurology.
Spratt, Eve G.; Anderson, Deborah; Pagano, Maria; Macias, Michelle
This study evaluated 102 patients (ages 5 to 13) at the Medical University of South Carolina's Pediatric Neurology Clinic for incidence of psychiatric or language disorders. Parents completed the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC), the Child Behavior Checklist, and the Language Problems Scale; phone interviews were conducted to determine child global assessment scores; and pediatric neurologists and parents completed a Likert-type scale on over all functioning and medication compliance. The study found: (1) 52 percent of patients had psychiatric diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, or anxiety; (2) children with psychiatric diagnoses were more likely to have language problems; and (3) the PSC was judged to be a useful, efficient screen in determining which neurologically vulnerable children need more extensive psychiatric evaluation. (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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