Handbook of Psychological Services for Children and Adolescents

By Jan N. Hughes; Annette M. La Greca et al. | Go to book overview

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Depressive Disorders
PAMELA J. BACHANAS
NADINE J. KASLOW

Historically, much controversy has surrounded the topic of child and adolescent depression, particularly with regard to the existence and nature of the disorder (Kaslow, Morris, & Rehm, 1998). More recently, a consensus has emerged in the field that depressive disorders exist in children and that depression in youth represents a form of psychopathology that merits attention and intervention. Multiple views on the etiology, conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder can be found in the current literature. In this chapter, webegin by presenting apsychiatric perspective on the clinical characteristics of the disorder, as this perspective is the dominant one in the field. However, we believe that it is essential that this psychiatric perspective be integrated with a developmental psychopathology viewpoint. Next, we turn our attention to the epidemiology of depressive disorders in youth. Unfortunately, there is much less information on the prevalence and incidence of depressive disorders in youth than there is on other childhood disorders or on adult disorders. Following this is a brief summary of the developmental precursors and consequences of the disorder from a psychosocial perspective. A discussion of empirically supported psychosocial intervention and prevention programs ford epressed children and adolescents follows. We conclude with some comments regarding the challenges associated with transferring these empirically supported intervention models into abroad array of community settings with diverse populations.


Clinical Characteristics

Several studies have shown that, when proper assessment and standardized diagnostic criteria are applied, the symptoms of clinical depression in children and adoles

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