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Diagnosis of Depression Among Adolescents

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00443742
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 6, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2009
Information provided by:
University of Oslo

Brief Summary:
The objective of the study is to improve general practitioners' diagnoses of adolescent depression. Major depression is ranked fourth in the worldwide disability impact. The proportion of adolescents suffering from depressive disorders also seems to be increasing worldwide. Early interventions are known to reduce this illness. Therefore, the earlier depression can be identified in adolescents, the greater the advantage.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Depression Procedure: Validation

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 323 participants
Official Title: Diagnosis of Depression Among Adolescents - a Clinical Validation Study of Key Questions and Questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age (14-16)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not fluency in the Norwegian and Danish language

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00443742

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University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
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Principal Investigator: Ole Rikard Haavet, MD, PhD University of Oslo

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00443742     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-06293a
First Posted: March 6, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 18, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by University of Oslo:
Validation of three key questions and questionnaire

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders