ERIC Number: EJ848618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
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Should Screening for Depression among Children and Adolescents Be Demedicalized?
Horwitz, Allan V.; Wakefield, Jerome C.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v48 n7 p683 Jul 2009
The criteria for diagnosing depressive disorders fails to place the symptoms of intense sadness in the context of major losses in life, and separating normal sadness from depressive disorder among adolescents is especially difficult. Suggested modifications to the screening of suicidal ideation among adolescents are also presented.
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Screening Tests, Children, Evaluation Methods, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis
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