Adolescents aged 12-15 years, randomly selected from a psychiatric
outpatient clinic, psychiatric consultation service, and general pediatric
outpatient clinic, were given a complete psychiatric evaluation and
structured diagnostic interview. Of 121 subjects studied, 100 satisfied
Rutter and associates' criteria for a childhood psychiatric disorder. When
these subjects were rediagnosed according to Feighner and associates'
research diagnostic criteria (similar to DSM- III criteria), 52 fulfilled
the criteria for an adult disorder. Diagnoses included antisocial
personality, hysteria, schizophrenia, depression, mental retardation,
anxiety neurosis, and undiagnosed psychiatric illness. There was a
correlation between diagnosis according to Rutter and associates' criteria
and adult diagnosis.