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Bullying and victimization in elementary schools: a comparison of bullies, victims, bully/victims, and uninvolved preadolescents.
Research on bullying and victimization largely rests on univariate analyses and on reports from a single informant. Researchers may thus know too little about the simultaneous effects of variousExpand
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Neuroticism and common mental disorders: meaning and utility of a complex relationship.
Neuroticism's prospective association with common mental disorders (CMDs) has fueled the assumption that neuroticism is an independent etiologically informative risk factor. This vulnerability modelExpand
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Determinants of salivary cortisol levels in 10–12 year old children; a population-based study of individual differences
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis is a central component of the body's neuroendocrine response to stress. Its major end-product cortisol has profound effects on mood and behavior.Expand
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The interplay and etiological continuity of neuroticism, difficulties, and life events in the etiology of major and subsyndromal, first and recurrent depressive episodes in later life.
OBJECTIVE Stressful life events, long-term difficulties, and high neuroticism are established risk factors for depression. Less is known about their role in late-life depression, how they modify orExpand
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Temperament profiles associated with internalizing and externalizing problems in preadolescence
This study investigates how temperament factors are linked to internalizing and externalizing problems in a Dutch population sample of preadolescents (N = 2230). Internalizing and externalizingExpand
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Vulnerability before, during, and after a major depressive episode: a 3-wave population-based study.
BACKGROUND Vulnerability as defined by high levels of neuroticism, low self-esteem, and poor coping skills characterizes individuals with a history of major depressive episodes (MDEs). OBJECTIVE ToExpand
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Prevalence and severity of DSM-5 eating disorders in a community cohort of adolescents.
OBJECTIVE The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) includes a considerably revised eating disorder section. The aim of this study was to establish theExpand
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Evaluation of non-response bias in mental health determinants and outcomes in a large sample of pre-adolescents
Since non-response may jeopardize the validity of studies, comprehensive assessment of non-response is a prerequisite for proper interpretation of study findings. Recently, the baseline assessment ofExpand
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Cohort profile: the Dutch 'TRacking Adolescents' Individual Lives' Survey'; TRAILS.
Mental disorders account for one-fifth of the total burden of disease in the Western world, 1 and, as such, should require due attention from the international epidemiological research community.Expand
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Life stressors as mediators of the relation between socioeconomic position and mental health problems in early adolescence: the TRAILS study.
OBJECTIVE Life stressors and family socioeconomic position have often been associated with mental health status. The aim of the present study is to contribute to the understanding of the pathwaysExpand
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