Depression in Medically Ill Children and Adolescents

Nasuh Malas, Sigita Plioplys, Maryland Pao

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Abstract

Depression risk is 2 to 3 times higher in medically ill youth compared with the general pediatric population. The relationship between medical illness and depression is bidirectional with significant contributions from psychological, developmental, illness-related, familial, and treatment factors. This article discusses the presentation, early identification, evaluation, and management of depression in medically ill youth and identifies specific risk factors and reviewing selected medical illness-specific considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Medically ill
  • Pediatrics
  • Physically ill

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Depression in Medically Ill Children and Adolescents. / Malas, Nasuh; Plioplys, Sigita; Pao, Maryland.

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