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Lopez-Duran, Nestor L.; Kuhlman, Kate R.; George, Charles; Kovacs, Maria – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: Offspring of depressed parents are at greatly increased risk for mood disorders. Among potential mechanisms of risk, recent studies have focused on information processing anomalies, such as attention and memory biases, in the offspring of depressed parents. In this study we examined another information processing domain, perceptual…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Males, Emotional Response, Risk
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Chen, Jie; Li, Xinying; McGue, Matt – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: Confounding introduced by gene-environment correlation (rGE) may prevent one from observing a true gene-environment interaction (G × E) effect on psychopathology. The present study investigated the interacting effect of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and stressful life events (SLEs) on adolescent depression while controlling for the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Foreign Countries, Adolescents
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Storch, Eric A.; Muroff, Jordana; Lewin, Adam B.; Geller, Daniel; Ross, Abigail; McCarthy, Katherine; Morgan, Jessica; Murphy, Tanya K.; Frost, Randy; Steketee, Gail – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2011
This study reports on the development and initial psychometric properties of the Children's Saving Inventory (CSI), a parent-rated measure designed to assess child hoarding behaviors. Subjects included 123 children and adolescents diagnosed with primary Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and their parents. Trained clinicians administered the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Test Construction, Child Behavior
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van Beek, Yolanda; Hessen, David J.; Hutteman, Roos; Verhulp, Esmee E.; van Leuven, Mirande – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2012
Background: Since developmental psychologists are interested in explaining age and gender differences in depression across adolescence, it is important to investigate to what extent these observed differences can be attributed to measurement bias. Measurement bias may arise when the phenomenology of depression varies with age or gender, i.e., when…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Psychologists, Children, Developmental Psychology
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Storch, Eric A.; Khanna, Muniya; Merlo, Lisa J.; Loew, Benjamin A.; Franklin, Martin; Reid, Jeannette M.; Goodman, Wayne K.; Murphy, Tanya K. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2009
This report describes the development and psychometric properties of the Children's Florida Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (C-FOCI). Designed specifically as a brief measure for assessing obsessive-compulsive symptoms, the C-FOCI was created for use in both clinical and community settings. Study 1 included 82 children and adolescents diagnosed…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Construct Validity, Test Validity, Factor Structure
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Da Fonseca, David; Cury, Francois; Santos, Andreia; Payen, Vincent; Bounoua, Lenda; Brisswalter, Jeannick; Rufo, Marcel; Poinso, Francois; Deruelle, Christine – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2009
The aim of this study was to determine whether depression can explain the negative relationship between academic performance and the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait, i.e., entity belief. A sample of 353 French volunteer adolescents (age 11-16) completed questionnaires assessing entity theory and depressive symptoms (Children Depression…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Questionnaires, Program Effectiveness, Depression (Psychology)
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Benjet, Corina; Thompson, Renee J.; Gotlib, Ian H. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2010
Background: Relational peer victimization is associated with internalizing symptoms. Compared to boys, girls are more likely to be both relationally victimized by peers and distressed by the victimization. While previous studies have reported that a functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR)…
Descriptors: Bullying, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Females
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Richey, J. Anthony; Schmidt, Norman B.; Lonigan, Christopher J.; Phillips, Beth M.; Catanzaro, Salvatore J.; Laurent, Jeff; Gerhardstein, Rebecca R.; Kotov, Roman – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: The current study examined the categorical versus continuous nature of child and adolescent depression among three samples of children and adolescents ranging from 5 to 19 years. Methods: Depression was measured using the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI). Indicators derived from the CDI were based on factor analytic research on…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Depression (Psychology), Child Abuse, Classification
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Valentino, Kristin; Bridgett, David J.; Hayden, Lisa C.; Nuttall, Amy K. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2012
Prior research has established the independent associations of depressive symptoms and childhood trauma to overgeneral memory (OGM); the present study addresses the potentially interactive effects between these two risk factors on OGM. In addition, the current study comprehensively evaluates whether executive functions (EF) mediate the relation…
Descriptors: Memory, Child Abuse, Risk, Depression (Psychology)
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Loeb, Katharine L.; Walsh, B. Timothy; Lock, James; Le Grange, Daniel; Jones, Jennifer; Marcus, Sue; Weaver, James; Dobrow, Ilyse – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
Objective: There is a paucity of evidence-based interventions for anorexia nervosa (AN). An innovative family-based treatment (FBT), developed at the Maudsley Hospital and recently put in manual form, has shown great promise for adolescents with AN. Unlike traditional treatment approaches, which promote sustained autonomy around food, FBT…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Self Concept, Eating Disorders, Psychopathology
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Huurre, Taina; Santalahti, Päivi; Kiviruusu, Olli; Solantaus, Tytti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The study investigated whether cuts to school resources made during economic recession contribute to children's psychiatric and economic problems in early adulthood. The cohort consisted of 817 Finnish children. Data was gathered from teachers during a recession (child age 12) and from national registers on children's post-recession use of…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Mental Health, Health Services, Budgets