Assessment of depression in medically ill children presenting to pediatric specialty clinics.
|Title||Assessment of depression in medically ill children presenting to pediatric specialty clinics.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Shemesh, E, Yehuda R, Rockmore L, Shneider BL, Emre S, Bartell AS, Schmeidler J, Annunziato RA, Stuber ML, Newcorn JH|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Date Published||2005 Dec|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Child, Chronic Disease, Comorbidity, Depressive Disorder, Female, Hospitals, Pediatric, Humans, Male, Medicine, New York City, Personality Assessment, Personality Inventory, Psychometrics, Referral and Consultation, Reproducibility of Results, Sick Role, Specialization|
Self-report measures of depression may be inaccurate when applied to medically ill children because of the overlap between medical and psychiatric symptoms. The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses the use of self-reports as diagnostic aids (used in patients who are suspected of having an emotional problem by their pediatricians). This approach has not been validated. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) in medically ill children who were referred for evaluation by their pediatricians.
|Alternate Journal||J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry|