The Kiddie-Schedule

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Kiddie schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia. The "Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children" is a semi- structured interview which combines dimensional and categorical approaches to diagnose current and past episodes of psychopathology in children and adolescents. It is used for the assessment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents (age 6 to 18 years). Originally an extension of the Adults SADS, it was first developed by Puig-Antich. Since then, it has been repeatedly updated to match with the DSM criteria (Ghanizada, Mohammadi & Yazdanshenas, 2006). Presently, it has several variants which include KSADS -P (Present), -E (Episodic), -PL (Present and Lifetime) among others;
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