Pediatría Atención Primaria
versión impresa ISSN 1139-7632
ORTIZ SOTO, P.; DUELO MARCOS, M. y ESCRIBANO CERUELO, E.. The psychiatric interview to children and adolescents. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.52, pp.645-660. ISSN 1139-7632. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1139-76322011000600015.
The prevalence of mental disorders in children and adolescents range between 5% and 22%. The first contact is frecuently make with Paediatricians and General Practicioners. Therefore, primary care physicians are going to have the responsibility to early detect and prevent them. Althought a complete psychiatric evaluation is not a priority task for them, we consider that performance of it could be esential for a global understanding of this complex problems in childhood and teenager mental health. The aim of this article is introduce general considerations of psychiatric interview in childhood.
Palabras clave : Interview; Diagnosis; Mental disorders; Childhood; Adolescents.