The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the CBCL-bipolar phenotype are not useful in diagnosing pediatric bipolar disorder.

TitleThe Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the CBCL-bipolar phenotype are not useful in diagnosing pediatric bipolar disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDiler, RS, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Goldstein B, Gill MK, Strober M, Kolko DJ, Goldstein TR, Hunt J, Yang M, Ryan ND, Iyengar S, Dahl RE, Dorn LD, Keller MB
JournalJournal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology
Volume19
Issue1
Pagination23-30
Date Published2009 Feb
ISSN1557-8992
KeywordsAnxiety Disorders, Area Under Curve, Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Bipolar disorder, Child, Child Behavior, Depressive Disorder, Major, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Male, Personality Assessment, Phenotype, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, ROC Curve, Sensitivity and Specificity
Abstract

Previous studies have suggested that the sum of Attention, Aggression, and Anxious/Depressed subscales of Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL-PBD; pediatric bipolar disorder phenotype) may be specific to pediatric bipolar disorder (BP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the CBCL and CBCL-PBD to identify BP in children <12 years old.

DOI10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.650
Alternate JournalJ Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol