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van Drenth, Annemieke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
Following Foucault's analysis of expanding psychiatric power, this article addresses the shift from psychiatry into pedagogy in interventions concerning children with mental problems in the nineteenth century. The aims of this article are twofold. First, to answer the question of how the notion of "idiocy" developed in the context of an…
Descriptors: Sensory Experience, Child Development, Educational History, Psychiatry
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Wieland, J.; Wardenaar, K. J.; Fontein, E.; Zitman, F. G. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: Diagnostics and care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and psychiatric disorders need to be improved. This can be done by using assessment instruments to routinely measure the nature and severity of psychiatric symptoms. Up until now, in the Netherlands, assessment measures are seldom used in the psychiatric care for this…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders, Validity
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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article is concerned with the history of the neurological disorder that preceded ADHD: "neurasthenia" or nervousness, conceived of as a functional disease of the nervous system. Around 1900 it appeared on the scene of children's disorders and it disappeared at the time of the pharmacological turn in psychiatry by the late 1960s. In…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Neurosis, Mental Health, Psychiatry
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Chakhssi, Farid; de Ruiter, Corine; Bernstein, David – Assessment, 2010
The Behavioural Status Index (BEST-Index) has been introduced into Dutch forensic psychiatry to measure change in risk level of future violence. The BEST-Index is a structured observational measure that assesses aggressive behavior, degree of insight, social skills, self-care, and work and leisure skills during inpatient treatment. Thus far,…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Aggression, Psychiatric Hospitals, Validity
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Goethals, Kris; Buitelaar, Jan; van Marle, Hjalmar – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2008
Mentally disordered patients that abuse drugs or alcohol have a larger number of criminal convictions. Early starters who had their first conviction before the age of 18, especially, more often have a diagnosis of substance abuse and are more often intoxicated at the time of the offense compared to late starters. The present study involved four…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Psychosis, Mental Disorders, Personality Problems
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Van Oort, Floor V.A.; Joung, Inez M. A.; Mackenbach, Johan P.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Bengi-Arslan, Leyla; Crijnen, Alfons A. M.; Van Der Ende, Jan – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007
Background: Little is known about changes in ethnic disparities in mental health during the development of adolescents into young adults. The aim of this study was to study the development of disparities in internalizing and externalizing problems between Dutch natives and Turkish migrant children from adolescence into adulthood. Methods: Turkish…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Adolescents, Migrants, Ethnicity
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Dekker, Marielle C.; Ferdinand, Robert F.; van Lang, Natasja D. J.; Bongers, Ilja L.; van der Ende, Jan; Verhulst, Frank C. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007
Background: Limited information is available on gender differences and young-adult poor outcome in children and adolescents following distinct developmental trajectories of depressive symptoms. Methods: Parent information on depressive symptoms of 4- to 18-year-olds from an ongoing Dutch community-based longitudinal multiple-cohort study (N =…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Mental Health, Adolescents, Children
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Van Grootheest, Daniel S.; Bartels, Meike; Van Beijsterveldt, Catarina E. M.; Cath, Danielle C.; Beekman, Aartjan T.; Hudziak, James J.; Boomsma, Dorret I. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
The involvement of genetic and environmental factors to the development of obsessive compulsion symptoms during the adolescent period is examined. Study revealed that individual differences in OC symptoms are heritable during puberty and shared environmental influences played a role only in the beginning of adolescence but no sex differences in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Puberty
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Tick, Nouchka T.; Van Der Ende, Jan; Koot, Hans M.; Verhulst, Frank C. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
Objective: The societal changes experienced by Western societies in recent decades have raised concerns about increases in the level of children's mental health problems. Although studies of secular changes in the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses have indeed shown increases, their results may have been influenced by methodological problems,…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Medical Research, Emotional Disturbances, Hyperactivity
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Wallien, Madeleine S.C.; Swaab, Hanna; Cohen-Kettenis, Peggy T. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
Objective: To investigate the prevalence and type of comorbidity in children with gender identity disorder (GID). Method: The Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children--Parent Version was used to assess psychopathology according to the DSM in two groups of children. The first group consisted of 120 Dutch children (age range 4-11 years) who were…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Hyperactivity, Psychopathology, Sexual Identity