Academic Highlights: An Update on Depression in Children and Adolescents
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(11):1818-1828
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Because this piece has no abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.
According to the National Alliance
on Mental Illness, at any one time,
about 2% of school-aged children and
4% of adolescents appear to experience
depression. Pediatric depression
often results in physical, emotional,
and social impairment, which may persist
into adulthood. Recognition and
effective treatment of pediatric depression
may improve long-term outcomes,
but only a minority of youths who meet
the criteria for this disorder are diagnosed