Use of the International Classification of Diseases-10, (ICD 10) to recognise pervasively hyperactive children in a child-guidance clinic: Feasibility and validity

  • Padmini Yapa
  • M. Sayeedul Haque
Original Articles


The tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10) was used to identify psychiatric problems in a provincial child-guidance clinic population Categorisation by degree of hyperactivity produced groups that differed in terms of variables that were independent of the diagnostic criteria. ICD 10 was found to be a short, precise and manageable schedule which facilitated reliable categorisation of a group of children with mixed disorders of conduct and hyperkinesis.

Key words

Hyperactivity Conduct disorder ICD 10 Hyperkinesis in childhood 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Padmini Yapa
    • 1
  • M. Sayeedul Haque
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Developmental PsychiatryUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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