Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Depression in adolescence; Depression in children;
With the traditional image of children as happy and care-free, it has been troubling to think of them suffering the effects of major depression and dysthymia. Successful intervention for.depressive youth is complicated by failure to diagnose, limited referral or consuItation, and resolute parental denial.
The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader about depression in today's student population. Depression will be defined and described as it is manifested in youth. Typical symptoms and proposed etiologies will be discussed. Finally, suggested interventions will be addressed, although research concerning interventions for depressed youth, particularly children, has been sparse.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Terry T. Kottman
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©1999 Trudy L. Erickson
Erickson, Trudy L., ""Epidemic" depression in school-age youth" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 599.