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Description - ChIPS--Children's Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes by Elizabeth B. Weller

This manual presents an interview for detecting 20 childhood psychiatric disorders in children aged six to 18. The authors aim to develop an interview for diagnoising frequently-encountered behavioural problems. It should be useful in screening for disorders such as: attention deficit and hyperactivity; substance abuse; specific phobia; social phobia; acute stress; post-traumatic stress; bulimia; depression; dysthymia; hypomania; enuresis; and schizophrenia. The manual includes background about the interview's development; a training section providing specifications for preparing mental health paraprofessionals to administer it; questions written for a child's level that screen for 20 disorders; and a section devoted to scoring and analyzing results.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880483988
ISBN-10: 0880483989
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 213mm x 9mm)
Pages: 30
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elizabeth B. Weller

Elizabeth Weller, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and Frederick H. Allen Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ronald A. Weller, M.D., is at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a Past President of The American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists. Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Ohio State University. She is also the Director of Research and Psychological Services in the Ohio State University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Marijo Teare Rooney, Ph.D., is currently in private practice. She is a member and serves as Secretary of the Kansas Psychological Association and is active promoting its agenda at the state legislative level.