Persistence of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

  title={Persistence of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents},
  author={Christi A. Patten and Won Sik Choi and Kristin Vickers and John P Pierce},
To examine factors related to the persistence of depressive symptoms, we used a longitudinal follow-up survey of 1,176 adolescents aged 12 to18 in the United States who reported notable depressive symptoms at baseline. Adolescents were interviewed by telephone at baseline in 1989 and at follow-up in 1993. The outcome of interest was a self-report measure of depressive symptoms experienced within the past 12 months at follow-up. Overall, 38.5% of adolescents reported persistent depressive… CONTINUE READING


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