Depression and Depressive Disorders

M. Flynn, K. D. Rudolph

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Depressive disorders are prevalent and recurrent forms of psychopathology that increase dramatically during adolescence and have detrimental correlates and consequences for numerous aspects of functioning. This article provides an overview of the nature, epidemiology, etiology, assessment, treatment, and preventive interventions of depressive disorders during adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Adolescence
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780123739513
StatePublished - 2011


  • Adolescence
  • Assessment
  • Comorbidity
  • Depressive disorders
  • Emotional development
  • Etiology
  • Gender differences
  • Prevalence
  • Prevention
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry
  • General Medicine


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