Implementing the semi-structured interview Kiddie-SADS-PL into an in-patient adolescent clinical setting: impact on frequency of diagnoses. The K-SADS is a semi-structured diagnostic interview designed to assess current and past episodes of psychopathology in children and adolescents according. The K-SADS-III-R is compatible with DSM-III-R criteria. This version of the SADS provides 31 diagnoses within affective disorders (including depression, bipolar.

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The authors reported good to excellent validity of diagnoses based on kappa statistics. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Higher mean externalizing T-scores were also observed in children positive in one or more disruptive diagnostic areas in the clinician screen interview compared to children negative in these investigated areas according to the clinician For example, mood symptoms are more challenging to evaluate in children than in adults.

Valid diagnostic instruments are fundamental to accurately identify children in need of specialized mental health treatment, and to establish health policies based on the prevalence of mental disorders in different child and adolescent populations. That university outpatient clinic is a public service free of charge that typically assists children from low-income families.

Study participants included 26 girls mean age For instance, the clinician considered 27 children positive for specific phobia in the screen interview, but only 13 had specific phobia confirmed as a final diagnosis.

This original version assesses symptoms that have occurred in the most current episode within the week preceding the interviewas well as symptoms that have occurred within the last 12 months.

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The administration technique involves first the clinical interview with the parent alone to obtain the parent screening interview sqds, and second the same interview with the child alone applied by the same clinician to obtain the child screening interview score. If the probe is not endorsed, additional symptoms for that particular disorder will not be queried. The first version of the K-SADS differed from xads tests on children because it relied on answers to sds questions rather than observances during games and interactions.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kappa coefficients for affective, anxiety, ADHD, and disruptive disorders were equal to or greater than. A current episode of disorder refers to the period of maximum severity within the episode symptom free period not greater than two months. Different diagnostic interviews in child and adolescent psychiatry have been developed in English but valid translations of instruments to other languages are still scarce especially in developing countries, limiting the comparison of child mental health data across different cultures.


Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia – Wikipedia

Affective disorders included depressive disorders, dysthymia, mania, hypomania, and bipolar disorder. Once translation and back-translation were completed, validity of the instrument was examined within the new context as recommended by Streiner and Norman [ 10 ]. Each item is rated on a rating scale.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The different adaptations of the K-SADS were written by different researchers and are used to screen for many affective and ssds disorders.

In our sample, the only non-significant p value.

Back-translation for cross-cultural research. Anxiety disorders included social phobia, agoraphobia, specific phobias, separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, acute stress disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

In addition, learning about childhood disorders outside the English-language sphere of influence is very important for establishing service-delivery needs in those regions.

Child mental health research conducted with valid and reliable standardized methods of assessment contributes to data reliability, and increases the possibility of adequate cross-cultural comparisons. The Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia K-SADS is a semi-structured interview aimed at early diagnosis of affective disorders such as depressionbipolar disorderand anxiety disorder.

K-SADS-PL – Kiddie-Sads-Present and Lifetime Version

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The skip-out criteria in the screen interview specify which sections of the supplements, if any, should be completed.

In validity studies involving the use of instruments to evaluate child psychopathology, child psychiatric diagnoses obtained from structured or semi-structured interviews have been compared to behavior checklists’ scores based on parental information [ 19 ].

In addition, when the study sample includes low-educated mothers, the CBCL should be applied by a trained interviewer who may be a lay person. Authors’ contributions Both authors planned the study, participated in data analysis, data interpretation, drafting and critical review of this manuscript, and have read and approved the final manuscript.


Scores of 0 indicate no information is available; scores of 1 suggest the symptom is not present; scores of 2 indicate sub-threshold presentation and scores of 3 indicate threshold presentation of symptoms.

J Child Psychol Psychiat. The objective of this study was to assess the convergent-divergent validity of the screen criteria and depression diagnoses major depressive episode generated with the diagnostic interview Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version K-SADS-PL.

The liddie exclusion kdidie were applied: Finally, in the Netherlands, Wassenberg et al.

Kiddie-Sads-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL)

The K-SADS is used to measure previous and current symptoms of affective, anxiety, psychotic, and disruptive behavior disorders. Many versions of the test, including the translated versions, are not available as PDF’s online.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This section does not cite any sources. This version rephrased the SADS to make the wording of the questionnaire pertain to a younger age group.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The results are somewhat mixed and limited, particularly for adolescent depression. Convergence between statistically derived behavior problem syndromes and child psychiatric diagnoses. Clinical skills on the part of interviewers depend on acquired knowledge about child development and psychopathology. Discussion Child mental health research conducted with valid and reliable standardized methods of assessment contributes to data reliability, and increases the possibility of adequate cross-cultural comparisons.

Although our sample can be considered small, it is compatible with sample sizes of other validity studies regarding psychiatric interview schedules for children and adolescents [ 25 ]. As a semi-structured diagnostic interview to be used in swds psychiatry clinical practice and child mental health research, it requires clinical experience and extensive training.

One of the most significant contributions to the field by Department of Psychiatry investigators is the development and testing of diagnostic tools for research and clinical practice. Dads diagnostic areas according to parent or clinician screen interviewand final DSM-IV diagnoses.