Examines psychiatric diagnoses, psychosocial stressors, and learning disorders, in a sample of students referred for comprehensive psychiatric evaluation because they were viewed as a threat to school safety, finding that this group of students is chronically impaired and confronting serious adversity in their daily lives, with their psychosocial and psychiatric needs not being met prior to the comprehensive evaluation.
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