Depression and Anxiety

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Write down a 3 paragraph desсrіption of the article including why the authors performed this study, what tools and participants they used, and what they found.

Compare the information you read to the topic information found in your textbook along the lines of whether this is the same information, or different. Did the article extend on the stuff that is found in your text? Does it contradict it in some way? Can you reconcile the two? Are there any questions that are still left unanswered? What further research would you do if you were the author of the article? What other questions would you like answers to?

Create APA citations for your article and the pages you referred to in your textbook.

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Depression in Children
Sabrina Tirmizi
November 26th 2018




This article is about depression in children as compared to the adult cases of the problem
between the 1950s and the 1980s as well as up to the present day. Depression can be defined as a
psychological condition that affects the brain’s normal and healthy functionality normally
characterized by severe despondency and dejection. A depressed person normally seems sad,
quiet, withdrawn and basically melancholic. Severe anxiety can also exhibit some similar
characteristics as depression though it may be a bit more aggressive in nature. The article was
authored by Julie Weingarden Dubin in May 2001, and was published by Sussex Publishers.
In the article, several studies are discussed and analyzed on their findings and report on
this subject. The author sought to establish and understand the case of depression in children as
compared to adults. The main focus was to establish how depression manifests in children and
what could be the cause. Further, the article compares depression cases in children between the
two time gaps and how this difference occurs. The trends in this case have different statistical
representations between the 1950s, 1980s, and the current time (Wood, John, Kemp, Carter &
Wright, 2017). Reasons for this varying trends are given and a discussion established based on
the findings in the reports. The findings have explained possible reasons for this occurrence as
well as mitigation strategies for each case.
This was a five-year long study on depression in children and sought to find out the
various factors surrounding children’s mental health. It was conducted at the National Institute of
Mental Health. The team was comprised of specialists in the field such as Joan Luby, M.D., who
is an assistant professor at the Washington University School of Medicine. In yet another study



published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The results show that there was a
considerable number of depressed children as per the standard description. The same issue
published another study which found out that the cases of anxiety and the level of the problem
have risen since the 1950s and showed that there were more cases in the 1980s, (Dubin &
Weingarden, 2001).
However, overall depression cases have dropped since the 1980s to date probably
because of improved security situation, people getting used to the circumstances and basically
improved preventive healthcare as well as environmenta...

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