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DSM-IV and internalizing disorders: Modifications, limitations, and utility
School Psychology Review
  • S. A. Callahan
  • Susan Panichelli-Mindel, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • P. C. Kendall
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The recent publication of DSM-IV evidences changes in the areas of child anxiety and, to a lesser degree, depressive disorders. A summary of the DSM-IV criteria for childhood anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as modifications in diagnostic criteria from DSM-III-R to DSM-IV are presented. A brief review of major research findings regarding anxiety and depression in children also is provided, and DSM-IV is evaluated in terms of its grounding in empirical research. The utility of DSM-IV for school psychology is discussed, including a delineation of essential criteria for diagnosis and the need to determine the functional impact of a disorder. Finally, potential limitations of DSM-IV are examined.

This article was published in School Psychology Review, Volume 25, Issue 3, Pages 297-307.

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S. A. Callahan, Susan Panichelli-Mindel and P. C. Kendall. "DSM-IV and internalizing disorders: Modifications, limitations, and utility" School Psychology Review Vol. 25 Iss. 3 (1996) p. 297 - 307
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