Publications [#271492] of Scott N. Compton

Journal Articles

  1. Chrisman, A; Egger, H; Compton, SN; Curry, J; Goldston, DB (2006). Assessment of childhood depression. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 11(2), 111-116.
    (last updated on 2019/07/22)

    Background: Depression as a disorder in childhood began to be increasingly recognised in the 1970s. Epidemiologic community and clinic-based studies have characterised the prevalence, clinical course, and complications of this illness throughout childhood and adolescence into adulthood. This paper reviews two instruments for assessing depression in prepubertal children - the Dominic Interactive and The Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment. Both instruments are useful in screening for psychiatric disorders and reliably identifying the presence of depressive symptoms in young children. © 2006 Association for Child and Adoloscent Mental Health.