Robert Goodman (psychiatrist)

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Robert Goodman
BornRobert N Goodman
SubjectChild psychiatry, hemiplegia, psychiatric assessment
Notable worksSDQ, DAWBA

Robert N Goodman (born 1953) is Professor of Brain and Behavioural Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College London. He is a UK child psychiatrist specialising particularly in hemiplegia and online psychiatric screening. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1987.[1]

SDQ and DAWBA[edit]

Robert is the primary inventor of the SDQ Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire[2][3] and the Development And Wellbeing Assessement or DAWBA,[4][5] psychiatric assessment instruments that are employed world wide.

Textbook on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry[edit]

As well as writing many academic papers Robert Goodman is, with Stephen Scott, the author of a widely used book on child psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1st edition 1997, 2nd edition 2005, 3rd edition 2012).[6] A free download of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012) is available at: The book has also been translated into many languages, including Polish as Psychiatria dzieci i młodzieży [7] and German as Kinderpsychiatrie kompakt [8]


  1. ^ Royal College of Psychiatrists, public online membership list
  2. ^ Goodman, R., The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: a research note. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 1997. 38(5): p. 581-6.
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  4. ^ Goodman, R., et al., The Development and Well-Being Assessment: description and initial validation of an integrated assessment of child and adolescent psychopathology. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 2000. 41(5): p. 645-55.
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  6. ^ Goodman, Robert, Stephen Scott, and Robert Goodman. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 ISBN 9781118340899 [1]
  7. ^ WorldCat
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