Title

Introduction to the Special Issue on Disinhibitory Disorders in Childhood

Abstract

This article introduces a special series of manuscripts that survey and discuss five important issues involved in understanding problematic inhibition as a contributor to childhood mental disorders. The five areas are (a) the need for a unifying neurobehavioral theory of disinhibition, (b) coordination of theory with a technology of assessment of disinhibitory problems, (c) identification of the longitudinal course of disinhibitory problems, (d) understanding familial influences and outcomes associated with disinhibition disorders, and (e) the evaluation of interventions tailored specifically to disinhibition.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S0272-7358(05)80001-7