Rates of seasonal affective disorder in children and adolescents.

  title={Rates of seasonal affective disorder in children and adolescents.},
  author={Susan E. Swedo and J D Pleeter and Dr. James M. Richter and C L Hoffman and Anita J Allen and Susan D Hamburger and Erick H. Turner and Elza Mitiko Yamada and Norman Edward Rosenthal},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={152 7},
OBJECTIVE The authors estimated the frequency of seasonal affective disorder in children and adolescents and examined the relationship of this rate to age and pubertal status. METHOD A modified version of the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire was distributed to 2,267 students at a middle school and a high school in a suburb of Washington, D.C. A case diagnosis was made if the respondent scored over 18 and also indicated that the change of seasons was at least a "pretty bad" problem… CONTINUE READING

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