The Epidemiology of Child Psychopathology

  • William Yule
Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 4)


Clinical child psychology spent its formative years developing in the shadow of the medical profession. As the role of the child psychologist advanced from that of diagnostic assistant to independent therapist, the focus of intervention usually remained at the level of the individual patient. Group work and consultation may have been developed as part of the clinician’s skills, but little concern appears to have been paid to such issues as how patients (or clients, as some prefer) are identified, how their difficulties can be categorized, how the level of psychopathology within a community can be ascertained, how services to meet such needs can be provided most effectively and efficiently, and what are the personnel levels of various professionals required to meet needs.


Anorexia Nervosa Conduct Disorder Child Psychiatry Reading Difficulty Childhood Psychopathology 
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  • William Yule
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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