The prevalence of depressive symptoms among adolescents in Nairobi public secondary schools: association with perceived maladaptive parental behaviour.

  title={The prevalence of depressive symptoms among adolescents in Nairobi public secondary schools: association with perceived maladaptive parental behaviour.},
  author={Lincoln Imbugwa Khasakhala and David Musyimi Ndetei and V N Mutiso and Anne Mbwayo and Muthoni Mathai},
  journal={African journal of psychiatry},
  volume={15 2},
OBJECTIVE Depression in adolescents is a matter of concern because of its high prevalence, potential recurrence and impairment of functioning in the affected individual. The study sought to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms among adolescents in Nairobi (Kenya) public secondary schools; make a comparison between day and boarding students; and identify associated factors in this population. METHOD A random sample of school going adolescents was taken from a stratified sample of 17… 

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