British Journal of Psychiatry 1985; 147:517-523
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I.M. Goodyer, I. Kolvin, S.R.M. Gatzanis, "Recent undesirable life events and psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence", British Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 147, pp. 517-523 (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1985).
A sample of children and adolescents (n = 157) attending a child psychiatry outpatient clinic with conduct or emotional disturbance were compared with community controls (n = 76) for the number and type of recent life events. A Life Events Schedule for children and adolescents was developed and used as a semi-structured interview. Four clinical groups were identified according to their predominant presenting symptoms (conduct, mild mood, severe mood, or somatic).