Childhood and Adolescent Depression

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By Caroline Miller
Published June 4, 2013, by Child Mind Institute

Depression is such a serious and pervasive disorder, Dr. Gabrielle Carlson said last week, that there is a vital need to understand the antecedents of it, and to get effective early intervention as soon as signs appear. “And many times it begins in childhood; its antecedents are in childhood. And for that reason, I think it’s an incredibly important topic.”

Carlson spoke about depressive disorders in children, and how they present differently in children than adults, as part of the Child Mind Institute’s Adam Jeffrey Katz Memorial Lecture at Rockefeller University Thursday. It was the 11th annual Katz lecture, endowed by the family of Adam Katz, a young man who struggled with ADHD and dyslexia, who died in 2001. Read the full story.