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Do dropouts from child psychotherapy differ from those who stay for treatment? To find out, we studied 6-17-year-old outpatients, 166 who completed intake but did not appear for therapy and 138 who continued in therapy for an average of 13 sessions. The groups were compared on demographics, on Child Behavior Checklist broadband and narrow-band syndrome scores, on Children's Depression Inventory scores, on therapist age and sex, and on parent perceptions of clinic and child. No reliable groupdoi:10.1037/0022-006x.55.6.916 fatcat:i4nwdh6uonclljm7vmlrezod5e