E O Poznanski

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A rating scale is needed for clinical and research studies of depression in childhood. A Children's Depression Rating Scale (CDRS) was devised and tested on 30 inpatient children in a medical hospital. A high correlation was found between the global ratings by two psychiatrists of the severity of depression and the scores on the CDRS. The items on the CDRS(More)
Comparison of diagnoses of childhood depression from four sets of criteria (i.e., Research Diagnostic Criteria, DSM-III, and those of Poznanski and Weinberg) used with 65 children referred to a psychiatric clinic showed complete agreement in 56 (86%) of the cases. The major disagreement resulted from differences between the clinician's rating of dysphoria(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports data on the prevalence of morbid thoughts of death or injury and the experiences of violence for a sample of 6 to 12 year old urban school children and examines the relationship of these thoughts and experiences to the child's emotional health. METHOD Fifty-seven of the sample of 223 children who attended the same inner-city(More)
The Children's Depression Rating Scale is a useful and reliable instrument for measuring the severity of depression in children. The scale was initially used in a pediatric liaison population. This study reports its use in consecutive admissions to a child inpatient unit. Systematic evaluations of the children resulted in many diagnoses of depression which(More)
The authors evaluated 18 dysphoric children aged 6--12 years by structured clinical assessments and an overnight dexamethasone suppression test (DST) administered on an outpatient basis. Nine children met diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder, and 8 of the 9 also met the Research Diagnostic Criteria for endogenous depression. Of the 9 depressed(More)
Sleep disturbances, including disturbances in REM sleep, are common among depressed adults; it is unclear if the same is true for depressed adolescents. The authors monitored the sleep of 13 depressed adolescents and 13 normal age-matched controls. They found that, as with depressed adults, REM latency was significantly shorter and REM density significantly(More)