10. Depression

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch10

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Depression, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • depression, needing differential diagnosis;
  • depression as a single symptom/cluster/or disorder;
  • children and adolescents with psychiatric, symptoms of misery, common;
  • undifferentiated disorders, failing inclusion under current diagnostics;
  • DSM-IV and ICD-10, on symptoms lasting two weeks, as depressive;
  • children/adolescents' symptoms meeting criteria, incorrectly diagnosed;
  • guilt/hopelessness, less expressed in children than in adolescents/adults;
  • tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs, little or no better than placebos

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Depression as a single symptom

  • Depression as a symptom cluster

  • Depression as a disorder

  • Features of depression at different ages

  • Depressive equivalents

  • Epidemiology

  • Classification

  • Associated features

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Causation

  • Treatment

  • Prognosis

  • Subject review

  • Further reading