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Child Psychiatry

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A 9-year-old boy from a single-parent household is mandated to attend a fire prevention group after setting fire to a toolshed in his back yard. The boy began by setting a small pile of leaves on fire, then he poured gasoline on it. The fire went out of control and engulfed the toolshed. The boy’s mother reports to the police that there have been at least four previous fire-setting incidents during the previous 6 months. Which of the following statements is true about this disorder? (LQ)



A Girls and boys are equally at risk for pathological fire setting

B Fires started by children rarely cause any serious damage

C Children younger than 6 are not likely to experiment with fire

D A commonly associated feature is a lower-than-average IQ

Ans. D A commonly associated feature is a lower-than-average IQ

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