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ERIC Number: EJ928989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9630
Severe Affective and Behavioural Dysregulation Is Associated with Significant Psychosocial Adversity and Impairment
Jucksch, Viola; Salbach-Andrae, Harriet; Lenz, Klaus; Goth, Kirstin; Dopfner, Manfred; Poustka, Fritz; Freitag, Christine M.; Lehmkuhl, Gerd; Lehmkuhl, Ulrike; Holtmann, Martin
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v52 n6 p686-695 Jun 2011
Background: Recently, a highly heritable behavioral phenotype of simultaneous deviance on the Anxious/Depressed, Attention Problems, and Aggressive Behavior syndrome scales has been identified on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL-Dysregulation Profile, CBCL-DP). This study aims to investigate psychosocial adversity and impairment of the CBCL-DP. Methods: A total of 9024 patients aged 4-18 years were assessed using the CBCL, and the axes V and VI of ICD-10. Results: ANOVA revealed significant differences regarding psychosocial adversity and impairment between patients with CBCL-DP phenotype and the clinical control group, patients with attention problems, and patients with attention problems and additional anxious/depressed symptoms as assessed by the CBCL. Patients with CBCL-DP showed significant psychosocial adversity and impairment. However, in most cases patients with aggressive behavior showed equal psychosocial adversity as patients with CBCL-DP. Conclusions: Findings suggest the CBCL-DP phenotype to be associated with significant psychosocial adversity and impairment either as a cause or an effect of the syndrome. Clinicians should carefully address psychosocial adversity and impairment with particular attention to the adversity and impairment of adolescents with CBCL-DP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist