The authors describe a pilot study on depressed children and adolescents, where the DSM-III diagnosis on clinical interviews is compared to the results from two self-rating scales on 35 children and adolescents referred to the researchers. These 35 subjects were seen as depressed by their primary helpers. The value of the self-rating scales is mentioned and the usefulness of the category “dysthymic disorder” is commented upon.
Fine, S., Moretti, M. M., Haley, G., & Marriage, K. (1984). Depressive disorders in children and adolescents: Dysthymic disorder and the use of self-rating scales in assessment. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 14(4), 223-229. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00706036
Child Psychiatry and Human Development
Depressive disorder in children and adolescents: Dysthymic disorder and the use of self-rating scales in assessment
Copyright is held by the author(s).
You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions: You must give attribution to the work (but not in any way that suggests that the author endorses you or your use of the work); You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
Member of collection