Year: 1987 Source: Journal of Family Practice, v.25, no.5, (November 1987), p.433-434 SIEC No: 19880104

Morris Green discusses the importance of detecting depressive symptomology in the course of primary care provided by the family physician. While somatic complaints are the most frequent reason for the child or adolescent to see their doctor, associated emotionally-based syptoms such as weight loss, anhedonia, anorexia, irritability & personality change should be investigated. Techniques to facilitate communication with children & adolescents are included. 5 Ref. (NBB)