A Model for the Investigation of Psychiatric Disorders of Childhood Its Application in Genetic Studies of the Hyperkinetic Syndrome

  • Dennis P. Cantwell


Although child psychiatry has had officially approved subspecialty training programs in the United States for over 10 years, many leaders in the field have decried the nearly negligible amount of research training occurring in these programs (Finch, 1973) and have emphasized the need for active, ongoing research if child psychiatry is to develop the body of scientific theory necessary for it to remain a viable discipline (Anthony, 1969a, 1973; Fish, 1969). However, if more clinical investigation in child psychiatry is to occur in the future, more medical students must be recruited into the field, and those who are recruited must be encouraged to undertake investigative work while they are in training.


Antisocial Behavior Biological Parent Child Psychiatry Stimulant Drug Treatment Hyperactive Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis P. Cantwell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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