Journal article

A Scoping Review and Content Analysis of Common Depressive Symptoms of Young People

Jia-Wen Guo, Brooks R Keeshin, Mike Conway, Wendy W Chapman, Katherine A Sward

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL NURSING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

School nurses are the most accessible health care providers for many young people including adolescents and young adults. Early identification of depression results in improved outcomes, but little information is available comprehensively describing depressive symptoms specific to this population. The aim of this study was to develop a taxonomy of depressive symptoms that were manifested and described by young people based on a scoping review and content analysis. Twenty-five journal articles that included narrative descriptions of depressive symptoms in young people were included. A total of 60 depressive symptoms were identified and categorized into five dimensions: behavioral (n = 8), cog..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by the Intermountain Foundation at Primary Children's Hospital Early Career Development Award (principal investigator: Guo).