CAMH – Volume 22 Issue 2 May 2017 – Clinical characteristics of adolescents referred for treatment of depressive disorders

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Faith Orchard, Laura Pass, Tamsin Marshall and Shirley Reynolds

Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2016

DOI: 10.1111/camh.12178

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Abstract

Background

Adolescence is a period of increased risk for the development of depression. Epidemiological and clinical studies suggest that the phenomenology of depression may differ during childhood and adolescence. However, participants in these studies may not reflect depressed young people referred to routine clinical services. The aim of this paper was to describe referrals for depression to a UK routine public healthcare service for children and adolescents with mental health difficulties.

 
 

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