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Major Depression and Dysthymic Disorder in Adolescents: The Critical Role of School Counselors
Carlos P. Zalaquett and Ashley E. Sanders
The purpose of this article is to present current information on the following topics: prevalence and impact of MDD and DD disorders in adolescents and their schoolwork; detection, treatment, and prevention of MDD and DD disorders; and interventions that can be implemented in schools.