ERIC Number: EJ738306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 12
Etiology of Depression in Children
Watts, Shirley J.; Markham, Ramona A.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v32 n3 p266-270 2005
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is experienced by a significant proportion of youth today, occurring at an earlier age than found in previous generations. Major Depressive Disorder can produce long-lasting detrimental effects on a child's life, which raises the question of etiology. Three areas were examined for evidence identifying specific determinants of Major Depressive Disorder in youth: biological factors, including studies on inherited characteristics; psychological factors, focusing on cognitive and affective activity; and environmental factors, such as stressful life events. The implications of the findings were then explored.
Descriptors: Etiology, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Children, Psychological Patterns, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Affective Behavior, Cognitive Development
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