Pediatric patients are frequently referred for psychiatric consultation for evaluation and management of depression. The diverse etiological factors of childhood depressions in medical settings require a systematic approach that differentiates primary affective disorders, organic affective syndromes, and situational depressions. To make these distinctions, a practical clinical method is proposed that integrates both biological and psychosocial conceptual frameworks. Case examples illustrate the application of this model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health