Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Depression in children -- Diagnosis;
Affective disorders in children were not recognized by professional clinicians until the beginning of the twentieth century. It was 1960 before a major textbook of psychiatry included a chapter on childhood depression (Cytryn & McKnew, 1979). To many, the idea of a child being depressed is contrary to images of childhood as a happy, carefree time (Lasko, 1986). Yet, children do show unhappy feelings in many different ways as they mature from infancy to adolescence (Epanchin, 1987). It has been estimated that 20% of the school-age population have some symptoms of depression at some time (Epstein & Cullinan, 1986).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Audrey L. Smith
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©1992 Kay L. Erland
Erland, Kay L., "Status of diagnosis of childhood depression" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 2337.