ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Prevalence of childhood depression in school going adolescents

    Dr. Priyanka Bansal, Dr. Kiran Thorat, Dr. Akanksha Bansal, Dr. Megha Prabhakar
    JCDR. 2023: 1866-1869


    The present study was conducted for assessing childhood depression in school going adolescents. Materials & methods: A total of 300 school going children and adolescents were enrolled. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the patients was obtained. Assessment of mental health of all the children was done. It was done using the Children's Depressive Inventory (CDI). While reading along silently on their copies and marking the answers, students silently followed the administrator's reading of the questions. This was done to help adolescents who had reading or focus issues. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS software. Results: Out of 300 subjects, there were 150 boys and 150 girls. Depression was seen in 33 subjects (33 percent). Out of 33 subjects, there were 18 boys and 15 girls. Depression was more common among adolescents of more than 12 years of age. Conclusion: Depression is significantly prevalent among school going adolescents


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