AN OUTPATIENT/INPATIENT COMPARISON OF CHILD PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS

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Abstract

A chart review was undertaken in three community mental health centers and an emergency room to compare psychiatric diagnoses given to youths as outpatients with those they had previously received as inpatients. Major disparities between the two sets of diagnoses were evident. A profound underdiagnosis of conduct disorder and a selective overdiagnosis of unipolar depression occurred in hospitals. Implications of the findings are discussed. 1995 American Orthopsychiatric Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-303
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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