Dissociation : Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 212-220 : Preliminary results of the field trial of proposed criteria for dissociative disorder of childhood

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 212-220 : Preliminary results of the field trial of proposed criteria for dissociative disorder of childhood
Author: Peterson, Gary; Putnam, Frank W., 1947-
Abstract: Despite recent increased awareness of child and adolescent dissociative disorders, the lack of an official "sanction" by the inclusion of specific diagnostic entities in the DSM-III-R/ W has seriously impeded the acceptance of these conditions in youthful population. There are also widespread concerns that the adult-oriented DSM criteria are often inappropriate for child and adolescent cases. To correct these deficiencies, the diagnosis of Dissociative Disorder of Childhood (DDoC) has been proposed. A preliminary, questionnaire-based, field trial was initiated to test the proposed DDoC criteria. Results indicate that the DDoC criteria identify a group of children who do not meet DSM-III-R/ IV criteria for multiple personality disorder, but who nonetheless have significant levels of dissociative symptoms. These criteria also serve to discriminate children with DDoC from another group of children, frequently labeled with Dissociative Disorder NOS, who have a different clinical picture. Based on these data, DDoC criteria will be further refined.
Description: p. 212-220
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1567
Date: 1994-12


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