ChIPS--Children's Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes
(Reusable interview administration booklet)
Based on strict DSM-IV criteria and validated in 12 years of studies, ChIPS and P-ChIPS—the parent version of the interview—are brief and simple to administer. Questions are succinct, simply worded, and easily understood by children and adolescents. Practitioners in clinical and research settings alike have already found ChIPS indispensable in screening for conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse, phobias, anxiety disorders, stress disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, elimination disorders, and schizophrenia.
- Introduction. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Oppostional defiant disorder. Conduct disorder. Substance abuse. Specific phobia. Social phobia. Separation anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Stress disorders. Anorexia. Bulimia. Depression/dysthymia. Mania/hypnosis. Enuresis. Encopresis. Schizophrenia/psychosis. Psychosocial stressors.
About the Authors
Elizabeth Weller, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and Frederick H. Allen Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ronald A. Weller, M.D., is at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a Past President of The American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.
Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Ohio State University. She is also the Director of Research and Psychological Services in the Ohio State University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Marijo Teare Rooney, Ph.D., is currently in private practice. She is a member and serves as Secretary of the Kansas Psychological Association and is active promoting its agenda at the state legislative level.
The most user-friendly interview that we know. We recommend it highly to use on a regular basis in pediatric and child psychiatry clinics. It is an excellent teaching tool for psychology interns and child psychiatry fellows as they master diagnosis and assessment in child psychiatry—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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