Depression, self-esteem, and life events in adolescents with chronic diseases.

  title={Depression, self-esteem, and life events in adolescents with chronic diseases.},
  author={Warren M. Seigel and Neville H. Golden and John Gough and Myrna Lashley and I M Sacker},
  journal={Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={11 6},
This study assesses whether nonhospitalized adolescents with chronic diseases differ from their healthy peers on standardized measurements of depression, self-esteem, and life events. The study group consisted of 80 patients (20 with sickle cell disease, 40 with asthma, and 20 with diabetes). All patients had been admitted at least twice in the preceding year, had their disease for at least 2 years, and were between the ages of 12 and 18. The control group consisted of 100 adolescents, matched… CONTINUE READING
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