This paper sought to define the most common psychopathological disorders associated with obese and malnourished children, and establish the normative group to which Mexico belongs in the Child Behavior Checklist 6-18(CBCL/6-18). This was a cross-sectional study of quasi-experimental design. CBCL/6-18 data from 125 children from public school in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México were categorized into obese, malnourished and normal nutrition states. The 113 questions related to the behavior of children of the CBCL 6-18 through variance analysis were used to explore the possible differences between groups. Our Mexican children sample belongs to the normative group three. We found that the major differences were in internalized problems, specifically in anxiety/depression, and on Total Problems with the obese group.
Portillo-Reyes, V., Pérez-García, M., Loya-Méndez, Y., Hidalgo Ruzzante, N., & Puente, A. (2016). Perfiles psicopatológicos de niños obesos y desnutridos medidos con el CBCL/6-18. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia, 48(2), 108–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rlp.2015.10.001