DSM-III in the clinical practice of child psychiatry

A. T. Russell, R. Mattison, D. P. Cantwell

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The clinical usefulness of DSM-III was assessed by examining its inclusiveness, its correspondence to DSM-II, and difficulties encountered in its use in evaluations of 108 children. DSM-III covered adequately a wide range of diagnostic entities, showed relatively good correspondence to DSM-II with some exceptions, and presented relatively few major difficulties in a child psychiatry clinic setting. DSM-III seems likely to be accepted and used by a majority of practicing child psychiatrists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-90
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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