European Journal of Child Psychiatry 1992; 1(2):119-129
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European Journal of Child Psychiatry, Volume 1, Issue 2, 1992, pp 119 -129, "Development and evaluation of a diagnostic algorithm for depression in childhood", I. Kolvin, T.P. Berney, L.M. Barrett, S. Bhate. © Hogrefe and Huber.
The paper describes the development and validation of a brief questionnaire intended for the rapid assessment of depression in childhood. It is primarily a clinical interview but there is an associated algorithm for the diagnosis of a syndrome of depression. It can equally be used for the clinical diagnosis of a depressive disorder. The current battery includes features representatives both of "depressive cognitions" and "endogenous depression". However, it is less effective in the identification of a syndrome of endogenous depression that depressive cognitions.