Infant Mental Health Assessment: The use of DC 0-3 in an outpatient child psychiatric clinic in Scandinavia
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, Vol. 49, no 3, 259-267 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The study focuses on Infant Mental Health data from an outpatient psychiatric clinic using the “Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health
and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood” (DC 0-3) and parental questionnaires, CBCL and ITSC. In total, 138 infants
(aged 0–3) went through the diagnostic procedure. Sixty-eight per cent were diagnosed within Axis I, with regulatory disorder, disorder of
affect and traumatic stress disorder being the most frequent diagnoses. In addition, 48% were classified as having a relationship disorder according
to Axis II, with an additional 40% being considered to be at risk of developing a relationship disorder. The mothers’ and fathers’ ratings of
their children’s externalized and sensitivity problems were in agreement with the clinicians, but the ratings of internalized problems as well as
relationship problems presented a more complex pattern.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 49, no 3, 259-267 p.
DC 0-3, infant mental health, infant psychiatry, diagnostic procedure, mothers’ assessments, fathers’ assessments
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14740DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00632.xISI: 000255062000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-14740DiVA: diva2:181260