The outcome of adolescent depression in the Ontario Child Health Study follow-up

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1993 Jan;32(1):28-33. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199301000-00005.


Outcome data from a longitudinal community-based study are presented for 652 adolescents who had a major depressive syndrome (MDS), conduct disorder (CD), both disorders, or neither disorder at the study inception. In general, it was found that both MDS and CD carried with them significant psychiatric and psychosocial morbidity 4 years later. Statistical comparisons between the MDS and CD groups were not significant for any outcome but were suggestive of distinct outcomes for these two disorders. Findings for the "mixed" MDS and CD group are presented and the nosological status of this group is discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Adult
  • Depressive Disorder / classification
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Male
  • Personality Disorders / classification
  • Personality Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Personality Disorders / psychology
  • Personality Inventory
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Surveys and Questionnaires