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Assessment in child and adolescent psychiatry

Jeff Bostic and Andrés Martin

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0210
Assessment in child and adolescent psychiatry

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The goals of assessment of a child/adolescent are to (1) detect psychopathology and its impacts on the child’s functioning in family, school, and peer domains, (2) allow appropriate intervention targets to be identified and prioritized; and (3) identify relevant variables, including family or school factors that may influence treatment adherence. This chapter covers the distinctive aspects of the psychiatric assessment in children, content and structure of the clinical interview, developmentally sensitive techniques for the psychiatric interview, neuropsychological testing, and laboratory evaluation in the child psychiatric evaluation.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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