ERIC Number: EJ1040621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
The School Psychologist's Primer on Childhood Depression: A Review of Research Regarding Epidemiology, Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment
Ruderman, Matthew A.; Stifel, Skye W. F.; O'Malley, Meagan; Jimerson, Shane R.
Contemporary School Psychology, v17 n1 p35-49 Jan 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide school psychologists with a synthesis of important information regarding the epidemiology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of childhood depression. A review of the recent research and relevant literature is summarized reflecting the contemporary knowledge regarding depression during childhood and adolescence. In addition, reputable websites are included for professionals who use the internet as a resource. This article emphasizes the importance of understanding the multidimensional etiology of depression. With regard to depression, a developmental perspective emphasizes how these conditions emerge, considering the dynamic interplay of sociocultural, biogenetic, personality, family, emotional, cognitive and behavioral domains. School psychologists are in a critical position to facilitate the academic achievement and healthy development of youth who are suffering from depression. This article provides school psychologists with the foundation, knowledge and resources that are needed to be the most effective advocates and collaborators for students and families facing the challenges of depression.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Children, Depression (Psychology), Epidemiology, Etiology, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Diagnosis, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Synthesis, Information Sources, Educational Resources, Web Sites, Counselor Role, Student Development, Health Promotion, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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