A revised version of a paper submitted to the Journal in June 1998. Authors are at: Maudsley Hospital (Moore, Fombonne); and Institute of Psychiatry (Fombonne), London.
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN ADOPTED AND NONADOPTED CHILDREN: A Clinical Sample
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1999 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 403–409, July 1999
How to Cite
(MRCPsych), J. M. M.D. and (FRCPsych), E. F. M.D. (1999), PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN ADOPTED AND NONADOPTED CHILDREN: A Clinical Sample. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69: 403–409. doi: 10.1037/h0080415
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The relationships of adoptive status to presenting psychopathology and to demographic and psychosocial variables were examined in a large sample of children and adolescents who attended psychiatric outpatient services over a 14-year period. Adopted boys and girls were both at increased risk of disruptive behavior, including conduct disorders and ADHD. Age at time of adoption was not related to psychopathology.