Differentiating Primary Affective Disease, Organic Affective Syndromes, and Situational Depression on a Pediatric Service

D. A. Waller, A. J. Rush

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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