Depression Research and Treatment

Multidisciplinary Approach to Child and Adolescent Depression


Publishing date
01 Dec 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jun 2010

Lead Editor

1Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Szeged, Faculty of General Medicine, Szeged, Hungary

2Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Institute of Mental Health Research and Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

3Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK

4Research and Evaluation Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia


Multidisciplinary Approach to Child and Adolescent Depression

Description

Depression contributes to morbidity and mortality across the life course; depressive symptoms in childhood may have longer-term adverse effects on the psychosocial adjustment of adults. Although the frequency of depressive symptoms increases markedly in adolescence, we know much less about the context of child and adolescent depression.

Recently there has been a growing interest in the use of multidisciplinary approaches to help children and adolescents with depression. This has encouraged attempts to detect risk and protective factors for depression at multiple levels. Recent evidence supports a greater benefit for combined therapeutic modalities in the treatment of adolescent major depression. More research is needed into the causes and onset of childhood depression as well as into its prevention.

We invite authors to submit original research articles relevant to child and adolescent depression, from epidemiology through psychological aspects to clinical implications. We are also interested in review articles as well as papers dealing with prevention, early detection, and intervention studies.

Our special issue aims to be multidisciplinary in nature and it aims to cover the broad spectrum of research in child and adolescent depression. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of child and adolescent depression
  • Risk and protective approach
  • Gender differences in depression
  • Substance abuse/misuse and depression
  • Suicidal behavior/self-harm and depression
  • Clinical treatment effectiveness trials: pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and combined therapies
  • Help-seeking, youth mental health awareness, prevention and early intervention studies
  • Comorbidity
  • Course of childhood/adolescent depression and outcomes
  • Neurobiological and genetic factors

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drt/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 854594
  • - Editorial

Multidisciplinary Approach to Child and Adolescent Depression

Bettina F. Piko | Robert Milin | ... | Michael Sawyer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 140868
  • - Research Article

Differences in Characteristics and Treatment Received among Depressed Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatients with and without Co-Occuring Alcohol Misuse: A 1-Year Follow-Up Study

Tiia Pirkola | Mirjami Pelkonen | ... | Mauri Marttunen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 548034
  • - Research Article

Depressive Symptoms and Psychosocial Functioning in Preadolescent Children

Marita McCabe | Lina Ricciardelli | Sophie Banfield
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 935871
  • - Research Article

Depressive Symptoms and Deliberate Self-Harm in a Community Sample of Adolescents: A Prospective Study

Lars-Gunnar Lundh | Margit Wångby-Lundh | ... | Jonas Bjärehed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 871843
  • - Research Article

Adverse Life Events and Depressive Symptoms in African American Youth: The Role of Control-Related Beliefs

Yadira M. Sanchez | Sharon F. Lambert | Nicholas S. Ialongo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 475248
  • - Research Article

Depression with and without Comorbid Substance Dependence in a Child Welfare Sample of Young Adults

Heather Orton Anderson | Anne M. Libby
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 795173
  • - Research Article

Anhedonia and Pessimism in Hospitalized Depressed Adolescents

Zinoviy Gutkovich | Richard F. Morrissey | ... | Robert Dicker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 970169
  • - Research Article

Hopelessness and Excessive Drinking among Aboriginal Adolescents: The Mediating Roles of Depressive Symptoms and Drinking to Cope

Sherry H. Stewart | Simon B. Sherry | ... | Hendricus Van Wilgenburg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 650450
  • - Review Article

Review: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Studies of Pediatric Major Depressive Disorder

Douglas G. Kondo | Tracy L. Hellem | ... | Perry F. Renshaw
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 871245
  • - Review Article

Can Basic Risk Research Help in the Prevention of Childhood and Adolescent Depression? Examining a Cognitive and Emotional Regulation Approach

Frances Rice | Adhip Rawal
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