Screening for adolescent depression in a pediatric emergency department.

  title={Screening for adolescent depression in a pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Emily Gale Scott and Brett Luxmore and Heather Alexander and Robin L Fenn and N Channelle Christopher},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={13 5},
OBJECTIVES To describe the prevalence of depressive symptoms in adolescents presenting to the emergency department (ED) and to describe their demographics and outcomes compared with adolescents endorsing low levels of depressive symptoms. METHODS The Beck Depression Inventory-2nd edition (BDI-II) was used to screen all patients 13-19 years of age who presented to the ED during the period of study. The BDI-II is a 21-item self-report instrument used to measure the presence and severity of… CONTINUE READING

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