Assessment of childhood depression

Journal Article

Background: Depression as a disorder in childhood began to be increasingly recognised in the 1970s. Epidemiologic community and clinic-based studies have characterised the prevalence, clinical course, and complications of this illness throughout childhood and adolescence into adulthood. This paper reviews two instruments for assessing depression in prepubertal children - the Dominic Interactive and The Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment. Both instruments are useful in screening for psychiatric disorders and reliably identifying the presence of depressive symptoms in young children. © 2006 Association for Child and Adoloscent Mental Health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chrisman, A; Egger, H; Compton, SN; Curry, J; Goldston, DB

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 116

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1475-357X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2006.00395.x