Other clinical contributions
A few examples based on comorbidity or the opposite, i.e. a lack of expected associations highlight the clinical contributions of Dominic:
High scores for Tendencies towards Separation Anxiety associated with high scores for Tendencies towards Opposition or ADHD suggests family overprotection.
High scores for Tendencies towards ADHD associated with high score for Tendencies towards Generalized Anxiety suggest anxiety rather than ADHD. Children referred for ADHD may be anxious instead.
High scores for Tendencies towards Generalized Anxiety associated with high score for Tendencies towards Conduct Disorders suggest a cry for help.
Lack of associations:
Children described as difficult or unpredictable, but who exhibit normal Dominic results may lack insight and be out of touch with their emotions. Such a pattern is worrisome: is the child disconnected from her/his emotions and/or the real world?
Conflicting results, for example, a child who’s very shy and talks to no one but describes himself or herself as highly aggressive, also suggest dissociation from reality.
Some younger children (ages 6-7-8) may express an inner world of unreal fantasies pervaded with content from TV programs and video games, suggesting a loss of touch with reality.
Some younger children (ages 6–7–8) report Tendencies towards Conduct problems, but few symptoms of Opposition. They share aggressive fantasies (as opposed to actual behavior) their family does not allow them to express.