Cognitive and social cognitive development of depressed children and adolescents.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Depressed juveniles show evidence of functional impairment in various cognitive and social domains. Actual school performance seems to be more consistently affected by depression than cognitive and intellectual abilities. In addition, depressed youth appear to be less socially adept than nondepressed peers, although depression does not consistently impair social-cognitive abilities. Indications that depressed youth show mild declines in tested verbal performance over time and that residual problems in social functioning persist after symptomatic recovery suggest that major depression may have negative effects on development in childhood.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kovacs, M; Goldston, D

Published Date

  • May 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 388 - 392

PubMed ID

  • 1711524

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-8567

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004583-199105000-00006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States