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An ongoing longitudinal community study (N = 375) examined childhood risks and later adult impairments associated with 1-year Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed., rev.; American Psychiatric Association, 1987) diagnoses of major depression during the transition to adulthood. Risks from birth to age 9 were reported by mothers,(More)
A study of 384 18-year-old adolescents living in the community demonstrated a frequent co-occurrence of substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Multiple pathways appeared to lead to this comorbidity, which was associated with widespread psychological impairment that might have serious developmental consequences. Implications for research(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify childhood risk factors that predict depression and drug disorders by early adulthood, distinguishing between general risk factors for both disorders and specific risk factors for each individual disorder. METHOD Within a longitudinal community study (N = 360), familial and behavioral-emotional characteristics were assessed in early(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify adulthood impairments associated with major depression and drug disorders in adolescence, distinguishing between general impairments for both disorders and specific impairments for each disorder. METHOD Within a longitudinal community study (N= 365), the Diagnostic Interview Schedule provided 1-year diagnoses of major depression and(More)
We argue it is important regularly to take stock of what makes primary prevention and promotion programs in mental health effective and to use this information to guide future program design, implementation, and evaluation. Based upon a review of diverse program evaluations, including meta-analyses and best practices approaches, we identify 10 distinct (but(More)
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