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ERIC Number: EJ944476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0890-8567
Transmission and Prevention of Mood Disorders among Children of Affectively Ill Parents: A Review
Beardslee, William R.; Gladstone, Tracy R. G.; O'Connor, Erin E.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v50 n11 p1098-1109 Nov 2011
Objective: To provide a conceptual review of the literature on children of depressed parents over the past 12 years. Method: This selective review focused on published studies that delineate the diagnosis of depression in parents, have large samples, describe children 6 to 17 years old, and are methodologically rigorous. The review emphasized conceptual advances and major progress since 1998. Recent efforts in prevention research were discussed, gaps in the existing literature were noted, and directions for targeted research on children of depressed parents were highlighted. Results: Over the past 12 years there has been considerable progress in delineating the gene-by-environment interplay in determining the range of outcomes in children. In addition, progress has been made in identifying risk mechanisms and moderators that underlie the transmission of disorder and in developing effective prevention programs. Conclusions: This review highlights directions for further research, including different areas affected by parental depression in parents and children, and in understanding the underlying mechanisms involved in the intergenerational transmission of depression, so that preventive and treatment efforts can be tailored effectively. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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