Psychopathology in adopted and nonadopted children: A clinical sample

Janette Moore, Eric Fombonne

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The relationships of adoptive status to presenting psychopathology and to demographic and psychosocial variables were examined in a large sample of children and adolescents who attended psychiatric outpatient services over a 14-year period. Adopted boys and girls were both at increased risk of disruptive behavior, including conduct disorders and ADHD. Age at time of adoption was not related to psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-409
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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