Age and gender differences in depressive symptomatology and comorbidity: an incident sample of psychiatrically admitted children.

@article{Srensen2005AgeAG,
  title={Age and gender differences in depressive symptomatology and comorbidity: an incident sample of psychiatrically admitted children.},
  author={Merete Juul S\orensen and Judith B Nissen and Ole Mors and Per Hove Thomsen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={85-91}
}
BACKGROUND Studies indicate that major depressive disorder (MDD) is frequent in children but that it may be missed. This study determines the incidence of hospital-treated MDD based on the frequency of MDD in child psychiatric patients, and analyses effects of age and gender on depressive symptoms and psychiatric comorbidity. METHODS One hundred ninety-nine consecutive child psychiatric patients were interviewed using a semi-structured diagnostic interview (K-SADS-PL). Comorbidity and… CONTINUE READING