RESEARCH NOTE: THE USE OF THE BIRLESON DEPRESSION SCALE WITH A NON-CLINICAL SAMPLE OF BOYS

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Abstract

Abstract Attempts have been made in develop self-rating stales to assess depression in children. One of these scales, the Birleson Self-rating Scale, was administered to a non-clinical sample of boys which was larger, and covered a wider age-range, than Birleson's own non-clinical group. A comparison is made with Birleson's findings, and in addition data from the administration of the scale to a group of boys aged 13 to 18 years is presented.

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