Diagnostic criteria in childhood depression

E. Poznanski, Hartmut Mokros, J. Grossman, L. N. Freeman

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Abstract

Comparison of diagnoses of childhood depression from four sets of criteria (i.e., Research Diagnostic Criteria, DSM-III, and those of Poznanski and Weinberg) used with 65 children referred to a psychiatric clinic showed complete agreement in 56 (86%) of the cases. The major disagreement resulted from differences between the clinician's rating of dysphoria based on the child's nonverbal behavior and the child's and parent's verbal report of no dysphoria. Analyses of the essential symptoms of depression among the four criteria sets indicated that the nonverbal rating was most strongly associated with a diagnosis of depression and the best predictor of the severity of depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1168-1173
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume142
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
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Poznanski, E., Mokros, H., Grossman, J., & Freeman, L. N. (1985). Diagnostic criteria in childhood depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 142(10), 1168-1173. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.142.10.1168
Poznanski, E. ; Mokros, Hartmut ; Grossman, J. ; Freeman, L. N. / Diagnostic criteria in childhood depression. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1985 ; Vol. 142, No. 10. pp. 1168-1173.
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Poznanski, E, Mokros, H, Grossman, J & Freeman, LN 1985, 'Diagnostic criteria in childhood depression', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 142, no. 10, pp. 1168-1173. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.142.10.1168

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In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 142, No. 10, 01.01.1985, p. 1168-1173.

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Poznanski E, Mokros H, Grossman J, Freeman LN. Diagnostic criteria in childhood depression. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1985 Jan 1;142(10):1168-1173. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.142.10.1168