Epidemiology of childhood depressive disorders: a critical review.

  title={Epidemiology of childhood depressive disorders: a critical review.},
  author={Jonathan A E Fleming and David Dan R Offord},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={29 4},
The methodology of 14 recent epidemiological studies of childhood and adolescent depressive disorders was critically reviewed and findings summarized for prevalence, comorbidity, correlates, risk factors, and outcome. Shortcomings in sampling and considerable inconsistency in the measurement of depression in the studies made it difficult to draw firm conclusions about the prevalence and correlates of depression in young people. Nonetheless, it is likely that major depressive disorder is… CONTINUE READING

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