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Harvard School of Public Health

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Spring 1 2008

Dr. B. Molnar, Dr. D. Kindlon
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Describes methods of studying the prevalence, risk factors, treatment and prevention of major mental disorders that begin during childhood and adolescence, including mood disorders, conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning disorders, substance abuse, youth suicide and others. Emphasis will be on methodological issues of case definition, research instruments for screening and diagnosis, and current epidemiological evidence. Students will gain a working knowledge of studying the epidemiology of mental disorders of childhood and adolescence as well as prevention strategies. (1.07)


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Spring 1 2007

Dr. B. Molnar, Dr. D. Kindlon
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Describes methods of studying the prevalence, risk factors, treatment and prevention of major mental disorders that begin during childhood and adolescence, including mood disorders, conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning disorders, substance abuse, youth suicide and others. Emphasis will be on methodological issues of case definition, research instruments for screening and diagnosis, and current epidemiological evidence. Students will gain a working knowledge of studying the epidemiology of mental disorders of childhood and adolescence as well as prevention strategies. (1.07)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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