Affective disorders in children and adolescents: The dysthymic disorder dilemma

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Date created
1985
Authors/Contributors
Author: Fine, S.
Author: Moretti, M.
Author: Haley, G.
Author: Marriage, K.
Abstract
Investigated the use of psychiatric ratings and self-report information in distinguishing major depression and dysthymic disorders from each other and from other disorders. 60 adolescent psychiatry patients (mean age 13.05 yrs) completed the Children's Depression Scale and a children's depression inventory, and the results were compared with those from diagnostic interviews using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) criteria. Findings suggest that diagnostic ratings and self-reports of depression contributed to the differential diagnosis of dysthymic disorder, major depression, and other psychiatric disorders. It is suggested that age-appropriate revision of DSM-III diagnostic symptoms may lead to greater consistency in diagnosing dysthymic disorder in young populations.
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Fine, S., Moretti, M., Haley, G., & Marriage, K. (1985). Affective disorders in children and adolescents: The dysthymic disorder dilemma. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / La Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie, 30(3), 173-177. Initially published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry: http://publications.cpa-apc.org/browse/sections/0
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The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / La Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie
Document title
Affective disorders in children and adolescents: The dysthymic disorder dilemma
Publisher
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Date
1985
Volume
30
Issue
3
First page
173
Last page
177
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