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J Adolesc Health. 1991 Jun;12(4):316-8.

Depression in inner city adolescents attending an adolescent medicine clinic.

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Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark 07103-2727.

Abstract

Interviews of 70 healthy inner city adolescents attending an adolescent medicine clinic, using the Diagnostic Interview for Children and Adolescents (DICA), revealed that 13% met criteria for current major depressive disorder. Lifetime diagnoses of major depression were found in 30% of the subjects, with many describing recurrent episodes and chronic residual symptoms. Depression in inner city adolescents represents a serious problem that may be best first detected in a medical setting.

PMID:
1859817
DOI:
10.1016/0197-0070(91)90006-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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