Julia Gledhill

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BACKGROUND Depressive disorder is common amongst adolescents attending primary care, but little is known about its time course. AIM To determine the 6-month outcome of depressive disorder in adolescent primary care attendees with regard to the time to recovery from (1) the date of index GP consultation and (2) the date of depressive episode onset, and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess psychiatric status after meningococcal disease. METHOD Cohort study of 66 children (34 boys, 32 girls) ages 4 to 17 years admitted to pediatric hospitals with meningococcal disease. The main outcome measure was psychiatric disorder (1-year period and point prevalence on the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for(More)
Rates of depressive disorder in adolescents attending primary care are increasing. Most presentations are for physical complaints and concurrent depressive symptoms go unrecognised and untreated. Primary care practitioners describe reluctance to intervene due to lack of confidence and skills. This paper describes the development and implementation of TIDY(More)
BACKGROUND The nature of adolescent sub-syndromal depression has not been investigated in primary care. AIMS To document frequency, characteristics and 6 month outcome of sub-syndromal depression amongst adolescent primary care attenders. METHOD Primary care attenders (13-18 years) completed depression screening questionnaires (Mood and Feelings(More)
BACKGROUND Although depression is common amongst adolescents attending general practice, little is known about factors which influence consultation. This study aims to identify factors that contribute to GP attendance in adolescents with high levels of mood symptoms. METHODS Case-control study of 13 to 17-year-olds attending (cases, N = 156) and not(More)
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