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Aust Fam Physician. 2004 Dec;33(12):997-1003.

Common psychological disorders in childhood.

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Department of General Practice, Monash University, Victoria.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Children with anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity, and disruptive behaviour disorders are frequently seen in general practice and often present with somatic complaints, comorbidity and complex family relationships.

OBJECTIVE:

This article presents an approach to assessment including useful clinical questions, case diagnostic criteria and recommendations on psychometric tools for general practice.

DISCUSSION:

Key management principles including psychological and pharmacological approaches are outlined, and a multidisciplinary approach incorporating specialist care is recommended.

PMID:
15630921
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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