Depression - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence

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Clinical Features

Every child and adolescent can be occasionally and appropriately sad. However depression is more than just having a sad mood for a while. Children and adolescents with depression have a pervasive change in mood as well as a number of other clinical characteristics. There are four types of depression that child psychiatrists diagnose in children and adolescents: major depressive disorder (MDD), dysthymic disorder, adjustment disorder with depressed mood, and bipolar depression. Bipolar disorder (previously called manic-depressive illness) is another type of mood disorder consisting of periods of mania and depression. The diagnostic criteria and clinical presentation of the depressed phase of bipolar disorders is similar to that of MDD.

Major Depressive Disorder (Mdd)

MDD is the most severe form of depression and has the most prominent clinical symptoms. Symptoms of MDD include:

  1. persistent depressed or irritable mood most of the day (easily annoyed, angry, sad, anxious, hopeless...

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