Vol. 13 - Num. 52
aPsiquiatra Infantil. Instituto ATTI. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Las Calesas. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. Hospital Universitario Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: P Ortiz. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference of this article: Ortiz Soto P, Duelo Marcos M, Escribano Ceruelo E. The psychiatric interview to children and adolescents. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:645-60.
Published in Internet: 28-12-2011
The prevalence of mental disorders in children and adolescents range between 5% and 22%. The first contact is frecuently make with Paediatricians and General Practicioners. Therefore, primary care physicians are going to have the responsibility to early detect and prevent them. Althought a complete psychiatric evaluation is not a priority task for them, we consider that performance of it could be esential for a global understanding of this complex problems in childhood and teenager mental health. The aim of this article is introduce general considerations of psychiatric interview in childhood.
Keywords● Adolescent ● Child ● Diagnosis ● Interview ● Mental disorders
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