Chapter 6. The “Difficult” Child: Main Underlying Syndromes and Differential Diagnosis

  1. Mario Maj2,
  2. Juan José López-Ibor3,
  3. Norman Sartorius4,
  4. Mitsumoto Sato5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Sam Tyano and
  2. Iris Manor

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470010851.ch6

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

How to Cite

Tyano, S. and Manor, I. (2004) The “Difficult” Child: Main Underlying Syndromes and Differential Diagnosis, in Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders (eds M. Maj, J. J. López-Ibor, N. Sartorius, M. Sato and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010851.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  3. 4

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  4. 5

    Tohuko University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

  5. 6

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Geha Psychiatric Hospital, PO Box 102, 49100 Petach-Tikvah, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010839

Online ISBN: 9780470010853

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Keywords:

  • “Difficult” children;
  • Rating scales;
  • Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL);
  • Childhood Depression Rating Scale – Revised (CDRS-R);
  • continuous performance tests;
  • “pearl model”;
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • childhood-onset psychosis;
  • pervasive developmental disorders (PDD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Assessment of the “Difficult” Child

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Mood Disorders

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Prognosis

  • An Integrative–Dynamic Model of the Difficult Child

  • Conclusions

  • References