The "Difficult" Child: Main Underlying Syndromes and Differential Diagnosis

Sam Tyano*, Iris Manor

*Corresponding author for this work

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1 Scopus citations


This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Assessment of the "Difficult" Child Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Mood Disorders Differential Diagnosis Prognosis An Integrative-Dynamic Model of the Difficult Child Conclusions References.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Detection and Management of Mental Disorders
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780470010853
ISBN (Print)0470010835, 9780470010839
StatePublished - 21 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • "Difficult" children
  • "pearl model"
  • Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)
  • Childhood Depression Rating Scale - Revised (CDRS-R)
  • Childhood-onset psychosis
  • Continuous performance tests
  • Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Rating scales


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