Evidence-Based Assessment of Child Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Recommendations for Clinical Practice and Treatment Research.

TitleEvidence-Based Assessment of Child Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Recommendations for Clinical Practice and Treatment Research.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLewin, AB, Piacentini J
JournalChild & youth care forum
Volume39
Issue2
Pagination73-89
Date Published2010 Apr
ISSN1573-3319
Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) presents heterogeneously and can be difficult to assess in youth. This review focuses on research-supported assessment approaches for OCD in childhood. Content areas include pre-visit screening, diagnostic establishment, differential diagnosis, assessment of comorbid psychiatric conditions, tracking symptom severity, determining psychosocial functioning, and evaluating clinical improvement. Throughout this review, similarities and differences between assessment approaches geared towards clinical and research settings are discussed.

DOI10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01591.x
Alternate JournalChild Youth Care Forum