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PSY 1408 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

This guide supports researchers seeking information on child and adolescent psychopathology.

Class Readings

Introduction to Abnormal Child Psychology

Hudziak, J.J., Achenbach, T.M., Althoff, R.R., & Pine, D.S. (2007). A dimensional approach to developmental psychopathology. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 16(S1), S16-S23.

Classification, The DSM-TR, & DC:0-5

Merten, E. C., Cwik, J. C., Margraf, J., & Schneider, S. (2017). Overdiagnosis of mental disorders in children and adolescents (in developed countries)Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 11, 5.

Zeanah, C. H., et al (2017). Introducing a new classification of early childhood disorders: Zero to Three, 37(3), 11-17.


Aretouli, Eleni (2019) How neuropsychology can inform our understanding of preschool ADHD: Clinical and research implicationsApplied Neuropsychology: Child, 8(2), 174-181.

Gordon, CT & Hinshaw, SP (2019). Executive functions in girls with and without childhood ADHD followed through emerging adulthood: Developmental trajectories. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 49(4), 509-523.

Krieger V, Amador-Campos JA. (2021). Clinical presentations of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents: comparison of neurocognitive performance. Child Neuropsychology, 27(8):1024-1053.

Molina, M.F., & Musich, F.M. (2016). Perception of parenting style by children with ADHD and its relation with inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1656-1671.

Disruptive, Impulse Control, & Conduct Disorder

Goulter, N., McMahon, R.J., Pasalich, D.S., & Dodge, K.A. (2020). Indirect effects of early parenting on adult antisocial outcomes via adolescent conduct disorder symptoms and callous-unemotional traits. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 49, 930-942.

Substance Use Disorders

Andrabi, N., Khoddam, R, & Leventhal, A.M. (2017). Socioeconomic disparities in adolescent substance use: Role of enjoyable alternative substance-free activities. Social Science & Medicine, 176, 175-182.

Er, V., Campbell R., Hickman M., Bonell, C., Moore, L., & White, J.  (2019). The relative importance of perceived substance misuse use by different peers on smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use in adolescence. Drug Alcohol Depend, 204,107464.

Mood & Bipolar Disorders

CichoĊ„, L., Janas-Kozik, M., Siwiec, A., & Rybakowski, J.K. (2020). Clinical picture and treatment of bipolar affective disorder in children and adolescents. Psychiatria Polska., 54(1):35-50.

Guz, S, Kattari, SK, Atteberry-Ash, B, Klemmer, CL, Call, J, & Kattari, L. (2020). Depression and suicide risk at the cross- section of sexual orientation and gender identity for youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, XXXXX

Luthar, SS, Kumar, NL, & Zillmer, N. (2020). High-achieving schools connote risks for adolescents: Problems documented, processes implicated, and directions for interventions. American Psychologist, 75(7), 983-995.

Wang, Z., Cao, H., Cao, Y., Song, H., Jiang, X., Wei, C., Yang, Z., & Li ,J. (2023). Clinical characteristics and cognitive function in bipolar disorder patients with different onset symptom. Frontiers in Psychiatry,14:1253088. 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1253088

Anxiety Disorders

Alegria, M, Shrout, PE, Canino, G, Alvarez, K, Wang, Y… & Duarte, C. (2019). The effect of minority status and social context on the development of depression and anxiety: a longitudinal study of Puerto Rican descent youth. World Psychiatry, 18, 298-307.

Burgers, D. E., & Drabick, D. A. (2016). Community violence exposure and generalized anxiety symptoms: Does executive functioning serve a moderating role among low income, urban youth? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(8), 1543- 1557.

Dop D, Marcu IR, Padureanu R, Niculescu CE, Padureanu V. (2021). Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (Review). Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 21(1):94.

Trauma & Stress Disorders

Tynes, BM, Willis, HA, Stewart, AM, & Hamilton, MW. (2019). Race-related traumatic events online and mental health among adolescents of color. Journal of Adolescent Health, 65(3), 371-77.

Kerig, PK (2019). Linking childhood trauma exposure to adolescent justice involvement: The concept of posttraumatic risk seeking. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 26(3),

Eating Disorders

Caldwell, A.R., & Krause, E.K. (2021).  Mealtime behaviours of young children with sensory food aversions: An observational study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 68(4):336-344.

Rohde, P., Stice, E., & Marti, C. N. (2015). Development and predictive effects of eating disorder risk factors during adolescence: Implications for prevention efforts. The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(2), 187-198.

Stice, E. (2002). Risk and maintenance factors for eating pathology: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 128, 825 - 848.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Antezana, L., Factor, R.S., Condy, E.E., Strege, M.V., Scarpa, A., Richey, J.A. (2019). Gender differences in restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests in youth with autism. Autism Research,12(2):274-283.

Clements, CC, Zoltowski, AR, Yankowitz, LD, Yerys, E, Schultz, RT & Herrington, JT (2018). Evaluation of the social motivation hypothesis of Autism: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry, 75(8), 797-808.

Duvall, S., Armstrong, K., Shahabuddin, A., Grantz, C., Fein, D., & Lord, C. (2022). A road map for identifying autism spectrum disorder: Recognizing and evaluating characteristics that should raise red or "pink" flags to guide accurate differential diagnosis. Clinical Neuropsychology,36(5):1172-1207.

Warrier, V., Greenberg, D.M., Weir, E. et al. (2020). Elevated rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses, and autistic traits in transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Nature Communications, 11, 3959.

Intellectual Disability & Learning Disorder

Grigorenko, E.L., Compton, D.L., Fuchs, L.S., Wagner, R.K., Willcutt, E.G., & Fletcher, J.M. (2020). Understanding, educating, and supporting children with specific learning disabilities: 50 years of science and practice. American Psychologist, 75(1):37-51. 10.1037/amp0000452

Thurm, A., Farmer, C., Salzman E., Lord, C., & Bishop, S. (2019). State of the field: Differentiating intellectual disability from Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Psychiatry, 10,526.

Childhood Onset Schizophrenia

Berman, R.A., Gotts, S.J., McAdams, H.M., Greenstsein, D., Lalonde, F., Clasen, L., & Rapoport, J. (2016). Disrupted sensorimotor and social-cognitive networks underlie symptoms in childhood-onset schizophrenia. Brain, 139(1), 276-91.