Publisher description for Diagnostic assessment in child and adolescent psychopathology / edited by David Shaffer, Christopher P. Lucas, John E. Richters ; foreword by Michael Rutter.

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Unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage, this volume reviews the principal methods for assessing psychopathology in children aged 6-17. Chapters from preeminent scholars describe interviewer- and respondent-based diagnostic interviews scales and interviews used for specific disorders, such as the disruptive, anxiety, and pervasive developmental disorders and key biological measures. Also addressed are the empirical and theoretical bases of DSM-IV and ICD-10 classifications, cross-cultural and developmental issues, the assessment of family impairment history, and retrospective adult assessment of childhood. This book provides up-to-date knowledge that is central to good clinical and research practice. It will serve as an invaluable reference for child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals working with children, as well as graduate-level students.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Child psychopathology Diagnosis, Adolescent psychopathology Diagnosis, Mental Disorders diagnosis Adolescence, Mental Disorders diagnosis Child