All of the students who had a score that represents depressive symptoms will be in one group, and the students that did not have a score that represents depressive symptoms will be in another group. After separating the participants into two groups (those with depression, and those who don’t have depression), members from the research team will contact the schools again to get the participants GPA. Members of the research team will analyze the data from the CDI 2 and GPA. Those students with a GPA lower than 3.0 (B average) will be considered to have low academic achievement. Those with a GPA above a 3.0 will be considered to have an acceptable level of academic achievement.
A study on the child’s mental health involves the mental functioning and the way a child behaves and responds to some instances of life. The study is done by exploring the physiological process and the neurology of a child. The key areas of study include; concentration, mind functioning, emotions, acuity, character and cognition. There are two processes in a child’s development that needs the attention of the parents; physical and the mental development. This is the time that the parent can be able to determine a child’s with mental or physical challenge. The psychology of the child depends on the development of the mind as well as genetic psychology. Genetic psychology is the study of how factors that affect the genetics can
The assigned article for this week was ‘Can Preschoolers Be Depressed?’ by Pamela Paulaug. As the title told, the article was about young children, such as preschoolers’ depression. The article can be mainly broken into three big chunks: there was a boy named Kiran and his case was introduced as an example; controversy over preschoolers’ depression among psychologists, psychiatrists, and researchers; its best treatment for young children so far known.
DAS is recommended for this group as it is reliable and gives correct prediction and outcomes regarding depression. This assessment tool is easy to use; it is a self-report scale consisting of 40 items with each item having a statement and 7-point Likert scale. The questions used in this assessment are direct and easy making it efficient for most individuals' use (de Graaf, Roelofs, & Huibers, 2009). Besides,
Today schools are taking a much more effective role in detection of depression in the younger generations. Because school is like work for adults and is where children spend most of their days, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss a model developed by Urie Bronfenbrenner and Morris in 1979, which addresses the totality of the child’s life up to the present moment. This model gave school counselors a tool to work from while assessing the children. This model puts every aspect of the disorder on a continuum that professionals can use as a guide during questioning and diagnosis. Due to the fact that depression is hard to detect in young children, this process allows the counselor to see all symptoms present even if they don’t fit the DSM IV criteria to comprise a diagnosis. The Ecological Model takes a look at the child as a whole. This includes, home,
The purpose of the BDI-II is to use to measure the severity of depression in adolescents and adults 13 years of age or older. It was established to address the DSM-IV criteria for depression (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994). It is not a diagnostic instrument and the manual cautions the user against using for that purpose (Beck et al., 1961).
The Beck Depression Inventory- Second Edition (BDI-II) is a 21-item mental health instrument for assessing the occurrence and severity of depression in adults and adolescents, 13 years and older (Beck, Steer, & Brown, 1996, pg. 1). According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) includes: depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, weight loss, insomnia or hypersomnia, fatigue or loss of energy, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt. The BDI-II accurately portrays questions addressing these diagnostic features within the instrument. The face validity shows the test is transparent and purports to measure what it claims. For example, question
Behavior rating scales scores were shared. Rating scores from parents and teachers were elevated for the area of depression. Trinity’s self-rating indicated that she recognizes the need to take responsibility, acknowledges that there are areas of her life that she needs helps with and she is open to continuing therapy
Financial: 2014: $189 per complete hand-scored kit (including manual, 25 each of self-report and parent QuikScore™ forms); $88 per manual (2013, 136 pages); $219 per complete online kit (including manual, 25 self-report and parent online forms); $329 per complete scoring software kit (including manual, scoring software [USB key], 25 each of self-report and parent response forms) (March, 2013).
J.K was administered Children Depression Inventory (CIDI) to verify the themes found in the projective tests. Children Depression Inventory assesses the presence and severity of depressive symptoms ages 7 to 17 years. It measures Negative Mood, Interpersonal Problem, Ineffectiveness, Anhedonia and Negative Self-Esteem. Her CDI total score was 42. Her scores ranged from below average to average. CDI total score reflects the number and severity of the depressive symptoms. J.K’s CDI profile is considered normal. Her highest T score was on the subscale Ineffectiveness which corresponds with her drawings that suggest that she feels inadequate. J.K’s challenge appears to be related to her view of school and her desire for a stronger relationship
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The researchers advance the scientific knowledge base by adding to the current knowledge, contributed to the theory, and met the qualifications for a valuable research (Capella, 2016). According to Reising et al., (2016), the study was to address parental depression, social economic status (SES), and community disadvantage for internal and external issues in children and adolescents. Also, taking to account that parental negligence is also a factor that is connected to the internal and external problems in children and adolescents. In addition, concurring to the previous research (Fear, et al., 2009) (Flynn & Rudolph 2011), (Lewis, Collishaw, Thapar, & Gordon, 2014), (McCarthy, Downes, & & Sherman), & (Sondheimer, MD, 2010), all came into
Until recently depression in children and adolescents had not received a great deal of attention. Increasing interest can probably be traced to a number of influences.
People used to believe that children had no reason to be depressed it wasn’t till a few years ago: “No one thought that children could suffer from real depression; there wasn’t even an official diagnosis for childhood depression until 1980” (Fassler 4). But really who would have thought that such a thing could be possible. Sadly today we know that it’s a real disease and it affects more adolescents than we think: “ The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that as many as 2.5 percent of all American youngsters under the age of eighteen or over 1.5 million children and adolescents are seriously depressed” (Fassler 2).
THE REYNOLDS' ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (2nd Edition) this diagnostic device provides scores on four subscales that evaluate specific domains of depressive symptom in adolescents. Reynolds’ Adolescent Depression Scale (2nd Edition) also provides a total depression score that represents the overall severity of depressive symptomatology experienced by the adolescent. Kali completed The Reynolds’ Adolescent Depression Scale (2nd Edition). The results follow: