Article of American Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews 

To assess the presence of depressive symptoms in children

Sá L. A.1; Silva M. G. N. N.2, Oliveira J. Q.3; Souza A. C. 4, Andrade J. M.5
Sá L. A.1; Silva M. G. N. N.2, Oliveira J. Q.3; Souza A. C. 4, Andrade J. M.5

Abstract:
Depression is a disorder that interferes in lives of human beings in a broad and comprehensive manner in several respects. Objectives: To assess the presence of depressive symptoms in children and make a comparison between two different groups. The research is a pilot study, who is results of a Masters dissertation who is in development. It counted on two types of samples totaling 36 children. Was realized analyzes mean comparison between samples using the Student t test for independent samples. After accomplish the analyzes between the groups previously discriminated against in the survey, it was found that there was no statistically significant difference in the total score for the instrument of depressive symptoms between the clinical and the school group. However, when the analysis was redone and the groups were outlined by a median, it was found that there was statistically significant difference in the total score for the instrument of depressive symptoms between the upper and lower group. At the end of the study it was concluded that their main objective was successfully achieved. Nevertheless, this is still an early study, which needs to be given continuity and enhanced in order to obtain even more scathing informations.

Keywords:
Child Depression; Comparison of Medium; Depressive symptomatology; Psychometrics

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