Adolescents Coping With Mood Disorder Essay

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The second article, Adolescents coping with mood disorder: a grounded theory study was a qualitative study that was published in a peer revised journal. This article was about a grounded theory mythology that was used to analyze the ways in which adolescents and children cope with mood disorders. In children and adolescents the most frequently diagnosed mood disorders were major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder (De Santis & Eekegren 2003). There are negative associations with mood disorders, including episodes of depression, impaired relationships, and dependency with nicotine, alcohol abuse, along with other substances, risky behavior and increase risk of suicide (Ramrakha et al. 2000, Fergusson & Woodward 2002). Because adolescence is a time that includes many changes that can cause stress (Meadus, et, all. (2007)). There have been studies that show that many youth who committed suicide had a mood disorder.


This study was a qualitative, inductive study strategy using ground theory to look at the experience of adolescents coping with mood disorder. Children ages 15-18, one male and eight female participants. Seven of the participants reported to have a diagnosis of major depressive disorder and two had bipolar disorder (Meadus, et, all. (2007)). There was consent by the parents of the participants and the decision to participate by the children. At the time of the interviews they were all taking one or more…

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