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The study of differences between self9assessment of the child and the results of clinical examination during the childhood depression

SOVREMENNAYA PEDIATRIYA. 2014.8(64):136–138

The study of differences between self9assessment of the child and the results of clinical examination during the childhood depression

Rustamov I. R.

Azerbaijan Medical University, Psychiatry Department

 

Objective: To identify differences between self*assessment of the child and clinical evaluation and discuss the problems arising at this state.

Patients and methods. The study included 15 boys and 10 girls in the age 7–12 years who are applied to the Department of Child Psychiatry with such problems as loss of interest, withdrawal and decline in academic performance. The control group consisted of 14 boys and 11 girls of the same age. All children were examined with the use of behavior measurement scale for children and adolescents in the age of 6–18 years, Depression Scale for Children, Wechsler Children Intelligence Scale.

Results. After psychiatric clinical examination patients were diagnosed with «Major depressive episode» (MDE). Average score by CDS in the main group was 13.52, while in the control group — 5.96. Some children from the main group have failed the passing score by CDS. In addition to depression, the most frequently occurring mental illnesses were dysthymic and anxiety disorders. In the control group the mental disorders have been not found. Conclusions. Used scales are quite popular in child psychiatry, thus examination requires the use of more accurate and applicable scales for various fields.

Key words: children's depression, self-assessment, scale of measurement.

 

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