In: Psychiatry: a world perspective 1993; 1:939-946
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Reproduced /adapted with permission from I. Kolvin, L Barrett, S. R. Bhate, T. P. Berney, O. O. Famiyuwa, T. Fundudis and S. Tyrer, "The Newcastle child depression project:some issues in diagnosis and classification", in C.N. Stefanis, A.D. Rabavilas and C R Soldatos (eds.), In: Psychiatry: a world perspective, 1993, Volume 1, pp. 939-946,(© Exerpta Medica)
Some consider it possible to diagnose major depression in childhood using criteria identical to those used in adults (Spitzer et al 1978; Puig-Antich (1980). This is reflected in alternative diagnostic schemas, three of which are those devised by Puig-Antich and Chambers (1978), by Weinberg et al (1973) in the United States of America and by Kolvin et al (1984) in Newcastle. How valid are each of these in the diagnosis of depression.