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(p. 206) Psychiatric Disorders in Young Adults: Depression Assessment and Treatment 

(p. 206) Psychiatric Disorders in Young Adults: Depression Assessment and Treatment
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(p. 206) Psychiatric Disorders in Young Adults: Depression Assessment and Treatment
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Carlos A. Zarate Jr.

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0014
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date: 16 August 2018

This chapter outlines psychiatric disorders in young adults, with a particular focus on depressive disorders (including major depressive disorder (MDD), dysthymic disorder). It discusses the epidemiology of MDD, and factors associated with depression in young adulthood (genetic factors, environmental factors, genotype-environment interactions, and substance use disorders), as well as factors associated with suicide in young adulthood, biological and psychological studies of depression in young adulthood. It also explores the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and factors associated with outcome and prognosis.

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