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Revista Portuguesa de Clínica Geral

versão impressa ISSN 0870-7103

Rev Port Clin Geral v.27 n.2 Lisboa mar. 2011

 

Ansiedade e depressão na adolescência

 

Isabel Brito*

*Psiquiatra da Infância e Adolescência.

Endereço para Correspondência

 

Resumo

As perturbações da ansiedade e depressivas são frequentes na adolescência. Provocam situações problemáticas na família, na escola e socialmente. O clínico geral/médico de família, que segue estes doentes ao longo do seu desenvolvimento, está numa posição privilegiada para os avaliar, tratar e referenciar. A confiança que a família e o adolescente depositam nele permite-lhe controlar a evolução e prevenir situações de risco do jovem com o suporte familiar.

Palavras-Chave: Adolescência; Perturbações da Ansiedade e Depressivas; Avaliação; Tratamento; Prevenção; Clínico Geral/Médico de Família.

 

Anxiety and depression disorders in adolescents

Abstract

Anxiety and depressive disorders occur commonly in adolescents. They are a significant cause of familiar, school and social dysfunction and distress. As general practitioner (GP) follows patients through developmental stages, he is well positioned to assess, treat and refer these patients. The family and the adolescent trust in the GP who allow him to monitor evolution and prevent risk situations with parents engagement.

Keywords: Adolescent; Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorder; Diagnosis; Drug Therapy; Prevention and Control; General Practitioners.

 

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ENDEREÇO PARA CORRESPONDÊNCIA

Isabel Brito

E-mail: isa.brito@yahoo.com

 

Recebido em 19/02/2011

Aceite para publicação em 17/04/2011