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Adolescent depression: an update and guide to clinical decision making.
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PMID:  19855857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Depression in adolescence and adulthood is common, afflicting up to 20 percent of these populations. It represents a significant public health concern and is associated with considerable suffering and functional impairment. Adolescent-onset depression tends to be a particularly malignant and recalcitrant condition, increasing the likelihood of recurrence and chronicity in adulthood. Clinical presentations for various medical and psychiatric conditions, as well as reactions to psychosocial stressors, can mimic or confound the picture of depression in adolescents. Therefore, careful assessment and differential diagnosis is essential. Effective treatments, both pharmacological and psychosocial in nature, exist, and so early detection and intervention is paramount. This article presents an overview of optimal prevention, assessment, and clinical decision-making strategies for managing depression in adolescents.
Mary N Cook; John Peterson; Christopher Sheldon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township))     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1555-5194     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry (Edgmont)     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-26     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484252     Medline TA:  Psychiatry (Edgmont)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-31     Citation Subset:  -    
Dr. Cook is Medical Director of Clinical Services, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado.
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