The prevalence of depression in a high school population.
This study examined the prevalence of depression in a nonclinical adolescent population (N = 2,698) in a major Canadian city.
The Beck Depression Inventory was administered to students in three secondary schools.
An analysis of variance revealed significant main effects of age and gender.
The percentage of students categorized as experiencing none to mild depression was contrasted with those experiencing moderate to severe depression.
Overall, the results showed relatively low rates of severe or moderate depression in this population.
The findings are discussed in the context of previous investigations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Etat dépressif, Lycée, Comparaison interindividuelle, Epidémiologie, Depression Inventory Beck, Test clinique, Psychométrie, Trouble humeur, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Depression, Grammar school, Interindividual comparison, Epidemiology, Depression Inventory Beck, Clinical test, Psychometrics, Mood disorder, Adolescent, Human
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