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(p. 3) Introduction to Preadolescent Depression 

(p. 3) Introduction to Preadolescent Depression
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(p. 3) Introduction to Preadolescent Depression
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Laura J. Dietz

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190640033.003.0001
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date: 19 September 2019

Chapter 1 of Family-based Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Preadolescents discusses preadolescent depression. Marked interpersonal impairment has been associated with depression in preadolescents and appears to be one of the mechanisms for recurrent depression in adolescence and adulthood. Depressed preadolescents experience frequent negative interactions and more distant relationships with parents, as well as more problematic and fewer close peer relationships. Preadolescent depression not only interferes with normative social development at a formative period but also results in residual impairments in interpersonal functioning, which may increase their risk for recurrent depression into adolescence and adulthood. Effective interventions for depression in the preadolescent period that target family and interpersonal risk factors may reduce risk for depression recurrence in adolescence.

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