Journal article

Informant disagreement for separation anxiety disorder

D Foley, M Rutter, A Pickles, A Angold, H Maes, J Silberg, L Eaves

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To characterize informant disagreement for separation anxiety disorder (SAD). METHOD: The sample comprised 2,779 8- to 17-year-old twins from a community-based registry. Children and their parents completed a personal interview about the child's psychiatric history. Parents completed a personal interview about their own psychiatric history and a questionnaire about their marital relationship. RESULTS: Informant agreement for SAD ranged between chance and extremely poor. Most cases of SAD were diagnosed by interview with only one informant. SAD diagnosed only by child interview was associated with an increased odds of father-rated oppositional defiant disorder, and vice versa. SAD ..

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