Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721999000200011.
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.