Prevalence of depressive syndrome in a sample of schoolteenagers (13 to 15 years)

S. Subira, J. E. Obiols, M. Mitjavila, F. Cuxart, E. Gras, E. D. Llaberia

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    A descriptive study about the prevalence of depressive syndrome in a sample of 283 schoolteenagers (within the ages of 13 and 15) at the Barcelones region (Catalunya-Spain) is presented. As assessment instrument we used an open interview carried on by two independent clinicians in order to classify the individuals into the following categories: Major Depressive Disorder; Adaptative Disorder with depressive mood or Distimic Disorder (criteria of duration not included) with DSM-III-R diagnostic criteria. The Children Depression Inventory (CDI) (Kovacs, 1983), has also been administered. Results show a 14.2% of the teeneagers presenting a depressive syndrome. Being more common in the low socioeconomic classes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)86-91
    JournalRevista de Psiquiatria de la Facultad de Medicina de Barcelona
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


    • Adolescence
    • Depression


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