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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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ANDRIOLA, Wagner Bandeira  and  CAVALCANTE, Luanna Rodrigues. The assessment of depression in preschool children. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1999, vol.12, n.2, pp. 419-428. ISSN 1678-7153.

The objective of this study was to assess depression in preschool children with the Childhood Depression Scale for Teachers. A random sample of 345 children with an mean age of 5,6 years (sd=0,96), of both sexes, was used. A data bank was organized with the teachers’ responses to the ESDM-P. The analysis of the data revealed that 3,9% of the children presented a tendency to depression.

Keywords : Childhood depression; psychological assessment; ESDM-P.

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