Childhood and adolescent depression. I. Epidemiological and aetiological aspects.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Depression in childhood and adolescence has become a topic of considerable research interest in the last decade. A number of studies ranging over the last half-century provide information about the prevalence of depressive symptoms and syndromes in non-referred populations. These studies are critically reviewed in the light of an analysis of the various meanings that the term 'depression' may carry, and a variety of methodological issues. The sparse evidence for the involvement of a number of potential risk factors for depressive disorders is then considered and suggestions for future work in this area are outlined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Angold, A

Published Date

  • May 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 152 /

Start / End Page

  • 601 - 617

PubMed ID

  • 3048525

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1250

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1192/bjp.152.5.601


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England