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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC203
Professor
Gareth Treharne
Semester
Spring

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Part 1- L8 Childhood depression - Children and adolescents are diagnosed by the same criteria as adults, with a few specified symptom differences - It is ackkonwledged in DSM5 that the symptoms of these disorders may be manifested (established) differently in children and adolescents than in adults DSM5 - At least 5 of the following - Including 1 or 2 - Present during a 2 week period o Depressed mood (*children – can be irritable mood) o Diminished interest/pleasure o Weight/appetite change (*children: can be failure to make expt weight gains) o Insomnia/hypersomnia o Psychomotor agitation/retardation o Fatigue/energy loss o Feelings of worthlessness/inappropriate guilt o Concentration difficulties/indecisiveness o Recurrent thoughts of death/suicidal ideation/suicide attempt or plan Comorbidity - The rule rather than the exception in childhood - Comorbidity is more common in childr
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