Depression among students with learning disabilities: Assessing the risk

John W. Maag, Robert Reid

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Abstract

Researchers have found that students with learning disabilities (LD) obtain statistically higher scores on measures of depression than their peers without LD. However, what is not known is whether students with LD display greater levels of clinical depression than their peers without LD. If they do, then special education services should address this area of concern. If they do not, then the current mental health system may be adequate to treat children and adolescents with depression regardless of whether they have concomitant LD. The purpose of this study was to meta-analyze the data-based literature and quantify mean differences in depression measure scores and levels of clinical depression between students with and without LD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of learning disabilities
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Health Professions(all)

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