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    Pathways from maternal depressive symptoms to adolescent depressive symptoms: the unique contribution of irritability symptoms

    Whelan, Y.M. and Leibenluft, E. and Stringaris, A. and Barker, Edward D. (2015) Pathways from maternal depressive symptoms to adolescent depressive symptoms: the unique contribution of irritability symptoms. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 56 (10), pp. 1092-1100. ISSN 0021-9630.

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    Abstract

    - Background: The authors tested three possible pathways linking prenatal maternal depressive symptoms to adolescent depressive symptoms. These pathways went through childhood Irritability Symptoms, Anxiety/Depressive Symptoms or Conduct Problems. - Method: Data were collected from 3,963 mother–child pairs participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Measures include maternal depressive symptoms (pre- and postnatal); toddler temperament (2 years); childhood (7–13 years) irritability symptoms, anxiety/depressive symptoms, conduct problems, and adolescent depressive symptoms (16 years). - Results: Irritability Symptoms: This pathway linked sequentially – prenatal maternal depressive symptoms, toddler temperament (high perceived intensity and low perceived adaptability), childhood irritability symptoms, and adolescent depressive symptoms. Anxiety/Depressive symptoms: This pathway linked sequentially – prenatal maternal depressive symptoms, toddler temperament (negative perceived mood), childhood anxiety/depressive symptoms, and adolescent depressive symptoms. Childhood conduct problems were not associated with adolescent depressive symptoms, above and beyond irritability symptoms and anxiety/depressive symptoms. - Conclusions: Results suggest evidence for two distinct developmental pathways to adolescent depressive symptoms that involve specific early and midchildhood features.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Psychopathology, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, development, mother–child relationships
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 12:44
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 04:13
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11654

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