Year: 1984 Source: Pediatric Annals, v.13, no.1, (January 1984), p.37-41 SIEC No: 19850525

The author discusses identification & treatment of children & adolescents having depressive disorders. A substantial portion of this article is devoted to the diagnosis of depressive disorders & the assessment of symptoms. The author stresses the importance of aggressive anti-depressant treatment of affective disorders in this age group, citing studies of non-pharmacologically treated children that indicated depression became chronic & of long duration. NBB