Psychiatric Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Elizabeth J. Costello*, Anthony J. Costello, Craig Edelbrock, Barbara J. Burns, Mina K. Dulcan, David Brent, Susan Janiszewski

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Abstract

Children aged 7 to 11 years visiting their primary care pediatrician for a wide range of reasons were studied to determine the one-year prevalence of DSM-III disorders and the risk factors associated with them. Parents completing the Child Behavior Checklist about their children identified problems that placed 24.7% of 789 children in the clinical range. Detailed psychiatric interviews with 300 parents and children, using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children, yielded a one-year weighted prevalence of one or more DSM-III disorders of 22.0%±3.4%, combining diagnoses based on either the child or the parent interview.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1116
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Costello, E. J., Costello, A. J., Edelbrock, C., Burns, B. J., Dulcan, M. K., Brent, D., & Janiszewski, S. (1988). Psychiatric Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care: Prevalence and Risk Factors. Archives of general psychiatry, 45(12), 1107-1116. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpsyc.1988.01800360055008