Chapter 4. Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Review

  1. Helen Herrman3,
  2. Mario Maj4 and
  3. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Brian Jacobs1 and
  2. Eric Taylor2

Published Online: 10 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470745892.ch4

Depressive Disorders, Third Edition

Depressive Disorders, Third Edition

How to Cite

Jacobs, B. and Taylor, E. (2009) Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Review, in Depressive Disorders, Third Edition (eds H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470745892.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 4

    University of Naples, Italy

  3. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, The Michael Rutter Centre for Children & Young People, The Maudsley Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470987209

Online ISBN: 9780470745892



  • diagnosing depression and related mood difficulties in psychiatry;
  • depression in children and adolescents;
  • child and adolescent depression and environmental risk factors;
  • global measure of children's functioning using CGAS;
  • individual psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression (IPPD);
  • bipolar disorder and adolescents;
  • advances in understanding in developing countries;
  • bipolar disorder risks


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Classification

  • Developmental Considerations

  • Aetiology

  • Diagnosing Depression

  • Co-Morbidity

  • Natural History

  • Suicidal Behaviour

  • Management

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Summary

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgement

  • References