Comparisons of intellectual performance among children with psychiatric disorders

Sara Goodman Zimet, Gregory D. Zimet, Gordon K. Farley, Shoshana Shapiro Adler

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The intellectual performances of children with a variety of psychiatric disorders were examined and compared with the findings from a similar study by Hodges and Plow (1990). Mean IQ scores were in the average range for both study samples, and no significant differences were found in WISC-R summary scores. Nevertheless, the Hodges and Plow findings were only partially corroborated. They observed, for instance, a relative deficit in verbal abilities for conduct-disordered children and lower IQ scores for children with anxiety disorders vs. children with all other disorders. Our replication study found no significant differences among the disorder groups for any of the scores examined. Possible explanations for the divergence in findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-137
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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