The importance of affective development for the emergence of depressive disorders during adolescence

@inproceedings{Allen2009TheIO,
  title={The importance of affective development for the emergence of depressive disorders during adolescence},
  author={Nicholas B. Allen and Lisa B. Sheeber},
  year={2009}
}
One of the most striking aspects of the epidemiology of depressive disorders across the lifespan is the rapid rise in the incidence of depression that is observed in early adolescence (Lewinsohn et al., 1993, 1998). A recent metaanalysis of epidemiological studies estimated the prevalence of unipolar depressive disorders to be approximately 5.6% in adolescents as compared with 2.8% in children below age 13 (Costello et al., 2006). Lifetime estimate rates for adolescents, ranging from 15–20… CONTINUE READING