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OBJECTIVE To replicate and extend work on the psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED), a child and parent self-report instrument used to screen for children with anxiety disorders. METHOD The 41-item version of the SCARED was administered to a new sample of 190 outpatient children and adolescents and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies in nonclinical samples have shown psychosocial treatments to be efficacious in the treatment of adolescent depression, but few psychotherapy treatment studies have been conducted in clinically referred, depressed adolescents. METHODS One hundred seven adolescent patients with DSM-III-R major depressive disorder (MDD) were(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the psychiatric risk factors for adolescent suicide. METHOD Sixty-seven adolescent suicide victims were compared with 67 demographically matched community controls. Psychiatric disorder was assessed in suicide victims using a psychological autopsy protocol and in controls using similar semistructured(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be more efficacious than alternative psychosocial interventions for the acute treatment of adolescents with major depressive disorder. However, the long-term impact of brief psychosocial interventions on the course of adolescent depression is not well established. METHODS One hundred seven(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the predictors of treatment outcome across treatments, as well as those associated with differential treatment response. METHOD One hundred seven adolescent outpatients, aged 13 to 18 years, with DSM-III-R major depression were randomly assigned to one of three manual-based, brief (12 to 16 sessions) psychosocial treatments:(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate the characteristics of adolescent suicide victims with no apparent psychiatric disorder. METHOD Seven adolescent suicide victims with no apparent disorder were compared with 60 suicide victims with definite or probable psychiatric disorder, and with 38 community controls with no psychiatric disorder. RESULTS Suicide victims(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the differential course and treatment outcome of patients who participated in a randomized clinical trial, comparing cognitive, family, and supportive psychotherapies for adolescent major depressive disorder. METHOD In a sample of 100 depressed adolescents, remission, clinical recovery, recurrence, and functional improvement were(More)
The relationship between stressful life events and adolescent suicide was assessed in 67 adolescent suicide victims and 67 matched community controls. In the year before death, suicide completers were more likely to have experienced: (1) interpersonal conflict with parents and with boy/girlfriends, (2) disruption of a romantic attachment, (3) legal or(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of age and sex on adolescent suicide risk. METHOD A standard psychological autopsy protocol was used to compare 140 suicide victims with 131 community controls. The risk factors for older (> or = 16 years) and younger, and for male and female suicide were compared. RESULTS Mood disorders, parental psychopathology,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between firearms in the home and adolescent suicide. RESEARCH DESIGN Matched, case-control. SETTING Population-based community sample. SUBJECTS Sixty-seven adolescent suicide victims and a demographically matched group of 67 living community controls. SELECTION PROCEDURE The series of adolescent suicide victims(More)