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Adequate Screening of Youngsters for Depressive Characteristics

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Lotte Theuwis,

Department of Developmental, Personality, and Social Psychology, Ghent University, BE
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Caroline Braet ,

Department of Developmental, Personality, and Social Psychology, Ghent University, BE
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Jeffrey Roelofs,

Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, NL
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Kevin Stark,

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Texas, US
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Eva Vandevivere

Department of Developmental, Personality, and Social Psychology, Ghent University, BE
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Abstract

In order to set up an effective early-detection of depressive symptoms in youngsters, the current study aims to investigate whether two measure moments of the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) improve screening and whether a multi-informant procedure is superior compared to a single-informant procedure thereby controlling for comorbid symptoms. Method.Youngsters (10-15 years) filled in the CDI and an Anxiety Scale at Time 1 and the CDI and Youth Self Report one week later. Next, a structured clinical interview was administered. The Child Behaviour CheckList was filled in by the parents. Results. Two measure moments of the CDI are not more accurate in capturing disordered mood changes. Furthermore, parent reports were no significant contributor to the variance over and above the CDI. Discussion. A second moment does not increase screening accuracy. Further research on setting up an effective multistage screening procedure for depressive symptoms for youngsters is however necessary.
How to Cite: Theuwis, L. et al., (2013). Adequate Screening of Youngsters for Depressive Characteristics. Psychologica Belgica. 53(2), pp.51–74. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb-53-2-51
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Published on 01 Jun 2013.
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