The 2-week duration criterion and severity and course of early childhood depression: implications for nosology.


Journal Article

Although validity for DSM-IV MDD symptom criteria in preschoolers has been demonstrated, whether the 2-week duration criterion is an appropriate threshold of clinical significance at this age remains unclear. The current study aimed to begin addressing this question.Three hundred and six preschoolers were recruited from community sites and followed longitudinally for 2 years. A subsample including healthy preschoolers (N=77) and those with MDD (N=74) were examined. The MDD group was further divided based upon meeting (DSM, N=24) or failing to meet (

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gaffrey, MS; Belden, AC; Luby, JL

Published Date

  • October 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 133 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 537 - 545

PubMed ID

  • 21621267

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21621267

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2517

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0327

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jad.2011.04.056


  • eng