Self-Esteem and Depressive Symptomatology in Children With Somatoform Disorders

William G. Kronenberger, Gina Laite, Linda Laclave

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This study investigated levels of self-esteem and self-reported depressive symptomatology in a sample of children diagnosed with somatoform disorder. The somatoform sample, a sample of children with depressive disorders, and a sample of children with no DSM- III-R diagnosis differed significantly on measures of depression and self-esteem. Specifically, the somatoform group consistently scored between the depressed and no-diagnosis groups, although most of the statistically significant differences occurred between the depressed and no-diagnosis groups. Significant differences between the somatoform group and the other groups were found for behavioral self-esteem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-569
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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