ERIC Number: ED199958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Childhood Depression and Hyperactivity.
Swartz, Stanley L.; Benjamin, Candice
The paper reviews the research literature and reports a study designed to investigate the relationship between hyperactivity, the related disorders of aggressivity and inattentiveness, and childhood depression in a sample of 18 severely emotionally disturbed boys (5 to 13 years old) served by a residential school and treatment center. Results indicated that there is a positive correlation between hyperactivity and depression. That such a relationship exists is seen to suggest a greater complexity for the professional in dealing with hyperactive and depressive states that may be exhibited in severely disturbed children. Implications for educational programing and therapy are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth (4th, November, 1980).