Depression in Children and Adolescents

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Sarah, a thin 11-year-old, is brought to the family physician by her mother. Sarah has been unhappy, saying that life is not worth living, refusing to go to school, and complaining of stomach pains and headache. This problem has become worse over several weeks.

The challenge of understanding how depression in young people develops, is diagnosed, and treated often begins with presentations like Sarah's.


Due to copyright restrictions the publisher's version/PDF of this book chapter is unavailable for download.

Staff and Students of the University of Notre Dame Australia may access Treating Child and Adolescent Depression from the Benedict XVI Medical Library Main Collection, Sydney Campus: WS 462 TRE 2009

This book chpter may be accessed from the publisher here

Treating Child and Adolescent Depression may be accessed as a Google Book from the National Library of Australia here