The Maudsley long-term follow-up of child and adolescent depression. Predicting costs in adulthood.

@article{McCrone2005TheML,
  title={The Maudsley long-term follow-up of child and adolescent depression. Predicting costs in adulthood.},
  author={Paul McCrone and Martin Knapp and E. J. Fombonne},
  journal={European child & adolescent psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={407-13}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the long-term economic impact of childhood depression. The aim of this study is to identify and examine the links between the characteristics of children with depression and the costs of services used in adulthood. METHODS Subjects (N=149) who had attended psychiatric services in South London for depression were followed up on average 20.7 years later. Sociodemographic and illness characteristics were recorded in childhood and service use in adulthood was… CONTINUE READING

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