Screening for anxiety and depression in early adolescence.

  title={Screening for anxiety and depression in early adolescence.},
  author={Lisa C. Dierker and Anne Marie Albano and Gregory N. Clarke and Richard G Heimberg and Philip C Kendall and Kathleen Ries Merikangas and Peter M. Lewinsohn and David Dan R Offord and Ronald Kessler and David Jerome Kupfer},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={40 8},
OBJECTIVE To examine the level of diagnostic and discriminative accuracy of three dimensional rating scales for detecting anxiety and depressive disorders in a school-based survey of 9th grade youths. METHOD Classroom screening instruments, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D), the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS), and the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) were administered to 632 youths from three sites in 1998. On the basis of… CONTINUE READING

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