Screening for depression in children

screening test for depression in children

A depressive episode in a young child often manifests as somatic complaints and agitated behaviour. Depressed children may have normal sleep and appetite. Children often refer to depressive feelings in terms of anger, or feeling β€œmad” rather than sad.
Negativistic behaviour, anger, truancy, impulsivity and alcohol or illicit substance use can develop secondary to a depressive episode.

The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children (CESDC) is a self-report measure to assess for depressive symptoms in children.

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