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Vol. 22 - Num. 87

Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

Screening for depression in chilhood and adolescence (part 2)

Ana Gallego Iborraa, Carmen Rosa Pallás Alonsob, Álvaro Rando Diegoc, M.ª José San Miguel Muñozd, Francisco Javier Sánchez Ruiz-Cabelloe, Julia Colomer Revueltaf, Olga Cortés Ricog, M.ª Jesús Esparza Olcinah, José Galbe Sánchez-Venturai, Jaime García Aguadoj, José M.ª Mengual Gilk

aPediatra. CS Trinidad. Málaga. España.
bServicio de Neonatología. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. CS Mejorada del Campo. Velilla de San Antonio. Madrid. España.
dPediatra. CS Paterna. Valencia. España.
ePediatra. CS Zaidín Sur. Granada. España.
fDepartamento de Pediatría, Obstetricia y Ginecología. Unidad de Pediatría. Universidad de Valencia. Valencia. España.
gPediatra. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
hPediatra. CS Barcelona. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
iPediatra. CS Torrero La Paz. Zaragoza. España.
jPediatra. CS Villablanca. Madrid. España.
kPediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España.

Reference of this article: Gallego Iborra A, Pallás Alonso CR, Rando Diego A, San Miguel Muñoz MJ, Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello FJ, Colomer Revuelta J, et al. Screening for depression in chilhood and adolescence (part 2). Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:311-21.

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Abstract

The depressive syndrome that appears during childhood or adolescence tends to follow a chronic course, with a high probability of remaining in adulthood. Its symptoms affect the daily life of the minor and in case of major depression, it poses a risk for the onset of suicidal behavior. Given the variability of its clinical manifestations and the difficulties in diagnosis, the possible usefulness of the use of screening questionnaires in the child and adolescent population is proposed, based on an analysis of their performance and the efficacy of current therapeutic measures.

This article, which has been divided in two parts, ends with several recommendations for the consultation of pediatricians in Primary Care made by PrevInfad Group, after analyzing their evidence.

Keywords

Depression Screening

 

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