What happens to depressed adolescents? A follow-up study into early adulthood

Glenn Alexander Melvin, Amanda Louise Dudley, Michael Solomon Gordon, Sarah Ford, John Raymond Taffe, Bruce John Tonge

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This study describes the mental illness and psychosocial outcomes of adolescents who experienced a depressive disorder and identifies predictors of full remission and recurrence. Methods: 140 adolescents with major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, or depressive disorder NOS were offered psychosocial and/or antidepressant treatment across two clinical trials. Three to nine years later (mean 5.7 years), 111 adolescents and young adults completed self-, parent- and clinician-reported measures of psychopathology and psychosocial functioning in a naturalistic follow-up study. The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis 1 Disorders was used to determine the presence or absence of depressive disorder as well as other Axis 1 Disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298 - 305
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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