ERIC Number: EJ788796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Item Response Theory Analysis of DSM-IV Cannabis Abuse and Dependence Criteria in Adolescents
Hartman, Christie A.; Gelhorn, Heather; Crowley, Thomas J.; Sakai, Joseph T.; Stallings, Michael; Young, Susan E.; Rhee, Soo Hyun; Corley, Robin; Hewitt, John K.; Hopfer, Christian J.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n2 p165 Feb 2008
A study to examine the DSM-IV criteria for cannabis abuse and dependence among adolescents is conducted. Results conclude that abuse and dependence criteria were not found to affect the different levels of severity in cannabis use.
Descriptors: Marijuana, Criteria, Adolescents, Item Response Theory, Mental Health, Drug Abuse, Clinical Diagnosis, Mental Disorders
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