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Child and adolescent psychiatry and family status: a nationwide register-based study

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  1. Methodological concerns with network meta-analysis on drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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  2. Validation study of the early onset schizophrenia diagnosis in the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register

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  3. The evidence base of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is in fact flawed

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  4. Urgent need for validated trauma and mental health screening tools for refugee children and youth

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  1. Individualization of treatments with drugs metabolized by CES1: combining genetics and metabolomics

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  2. Prevalence and co-morbidity among anxiety disorders in a national cohort of psychiatrically referred children and adolescents

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  3. Validity and clinical feasibility of the ADHD rating scale (ADHD-RS) A Danish Nationwide Multicenter Study

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BACKGROUND: Much attention has been given to parental separation as a possible risk factor for adverse child development; however, little information is available regarding the family status of children referred to psychiatric facilities. AIMS: To assess the association between psychiatric illness in childhood and family status compared to the background population. METHODS: Data was derived from a national register on children referred to psychiatric facilities in Denmark and a databank containing detailed statistical information on the Danish society. RESULTS: Regardless of age significantly fewer children with psychiatric illnesses lived with both biological parents as compared to the background population (51.1% vs 73.3%). There were no gender differences. Analyses of the specific diagnoses association with family status revealed only few significant differences. CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatrically ill children are at increased risk of not living with both biological parents independent of age of the child.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume17
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)484-90
Number of pages6
ISSN1018-8827
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Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords: Adolescent; Adolescent Psychiatry; Age Distribution; Child; Child Psychiatry; Child, Preschool; Cohort Studies; Denmark; Family Characteristics; Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Mental Disorders; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Registries; Single-Parent Family

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