Relative risk of comorbid disorders with childhood and adolescent depressive disorders

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dc.contributor.advisor Dean, Raymond S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sabo, Jason M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:38Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 2007 .S23 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180379
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to examine the proportion of clients diagnosed with a depressive disorder who also exhibit one or more comorbid disorders. In addition, this study examined multiple aspects of age and gender associated with comorbid disorders in an attempt to better inform treatment and diagnosis of depressive disorders and associated disorders and to answer two questions: 1) What is the proportion of clients diagnosed with a depressive disorder who also exhibit one or more comorbid disorders; and 2) Are there significant differences in number of comorbid disorders among developmental stages and gender. The current study helps to shed light on the understanding of comorbid disorders related to childhood and adolescent depression. Previously, no other study had investigated the changes in comorbidity that take place across childhood development.The present study used an archival data set obtained from the Dean-Woodcock Neurological Battery. Participants included patients that had been referred for psychological and neuropsychological evaluation and treatment at a large outpatient Midwestern neurology practice. For the purpose of the present study, participants were selected from the data set for analysis if he or she were diagnosed with a depressive disorder and were than nineteen-years of age. The sample included 136 males and 74 females (n=210). The ages of the participants ranged from 4 year-old to 18 years-old. Results of an ordinal regression revealed that males were significantly more likely to have a greater number of comorbid diagnoses than females. Additionally, participants appeared to exhibit a greater number of comorbid disorders as the age of the participant increased. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Psychology
dc.format.extent ix, 104 leaves : col. ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Comorbidity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression in children. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression in adolescence. en_US
dc.title Relative risk of comorbid disorders with childhood and adolescent depressive disorders en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1379125 en_US


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