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Posted by CNN Health on Wednesday, November 11, 2019 10:19:03What is pediatric depression?
Pediatric depression is the term given to a group of symptoms that have been described as resembling the symptoms of a developmental disorder in the children of adults.
In the past, the term has been used to describe the depressive symptoms of children who are growing up alone, who are dealing with a severe loss of autonomy, or who have experienced severe loss or loss of contact with their parents or other adults.
But a growing body of research suggests that this term is inappropriate for children, and a new diagnostic framework is needed to better understand pediatric depression and how it is diagnosed and treated.
To help understand how pediatric depression might impact the developing brain, researchers have developed a scale that can be used to diagnose pediatric depression in adults.
This new tool, the Geriatric Depression Scale, is based on a set of scales used to measure the severity of depression in the general population, including children, adolescents, and adults.
The Geriatric Distress Scale is a standardized diagnostic tool for assessing depressive symptoms in adults with depression.
The new tool was developed by researchers from the University of Michigan, the University at Buffalo, and the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in New York City.
The tool was based on an analysis of data from more than 300 children who participated in the study.
Researchers found that children who have been diagnosed with pediatric depression had significantly higher scores on a scale of severity and duration of symptoms than those who had not been diagnosed.
For the researchers, one of the key issues with the Geriatrics Depression Scale is that the scale was designed to be used by adults and was not designed to help identify children.
Researchers said this meant that the tool was not useful for children.
The team also discovered that children with depression had higher levels of impulsivity, which may be a risk factor for developing adult-onset depression.
When it comes to using the Gerorian Depression Scale for adults, the researchers found that only one-third of children with adult-onset depression have been identified on the scale.
So, the new tool is only useful for adults.
The team plans to continue to use the Gerard Depression Scale to help improve the understanding of depression and its treatment.
They will also be looking at how other types of symptoms might be more easily identified and identified in children.
“We hope to see this as a new tool to help clinicians identify children and adults who may have different needs or symptoms,” said senior author Michael P. Dennison, MD, PhD, director of the Yale Program in Psychiatric Medicine at Yale University.
“We think it will provide important insights into the causes of adult- onset depression and help clinicians in their efforts to treat patients.”
For more information, visit the U.S. National Institutes of Health, http://www.nhs.gov/diseases-and-disorders/depression/index.htm.