Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Depression in adolescence;
Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders shared by adolescents and adults. Thus, adolescent depression is an important area of investigation for researchers, parents, clinicians, and teachers. The purposes of this literature review are to (1) provide a critical overview of the major depressive disorder criteria for children and adolescents in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994), (2) provide an overview of well-articulated major theories that have attempted to explain the cause(s) of depression in adolescents, and (3) evaluate the psychometric adequacy of those self-report measures of adolescent depression that are related to the identified theories.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©1998 Elizabeth Marie O'Neill
O'Neill, Elizabeth Marie, "Adolescent depression : a review of theoretical perspectives and considerations for assessment" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 1302.