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ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION.

Discusses various factors and influences. Examines the diagnostic criteria, the DSM-IV major depressive criteria. Somatic complaints, irritability and social withdrawal. Comorbidity including disruptive disorders and eating disorders, substance abuse, suicide attempts, phobias, panic attacks. Etiology of the condition. Environmental factors including family, peer, trauma and stress. Genetic factors.
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DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENCE
Introduction
This research paper will present a discussion regarding adolescent depression. The following topics will be included in the discussion: diagnostic criteria, comorbidity, etiology, and summary and conclusions.
Diagnostic Criteria
Diagnostic criteria for depression is described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). Diagnosis for Major depressive Episode is the same for children, adolescents, and adults. Differences in age may result in differing presentation of symptoms. The prepuberty age group is more likely to present somatic complaints, irritability, and social withdrawal. Adolescents and adults as oppose

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