Depression in children referred to an educational diagnostic center: diagnosis and treatment and analysis of criteria and literature review.

@article{Brumback1973DepressionIC,
  title={Depression in children referred to an educational diagnostic center: diagnosis and treatment and analysis of criteria and literature review.},
  author={Roger A. Brumback and S G Dietz-Schmidt and Warren A. Weinberg},
  journal={Diseases of the nervous system},
  year={1973},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={
          529-35
        }
}
Forty-five of 72 prepubertal children presenting to an educational diagnostic clinic with school performance or behavior problems or both were diagnosed as suffering from a depressive illness (depression). Nineteen patients were given a trial on antidepressant medication. Three to 7 months later, these children showed significantly more improvement in the resolution of the problems which led to referral including depressive symptoms than either the nontreated depressed or nondepressed children… CONTINUE READING