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Sleep measures were obtained in 16 depressed and 21 control adolescents following 1 week of adherence to a uniformly imposed and strictly enforced sleep/wake schedule. Three nights of baseline electroencephalographic (EEG) sleep on the same 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM schedule revealed prolonged sleep latency and reduced rapid eye movement (REM) latency in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the investigator-based Life Events and Difficulties Schedule (LEDS) with a self-report measure (Life Events Checklist [LEC]) for the purpose of measuring life stress in adolescents with and without a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD). METHOD Adolescents (aged 13-18 years) with a recent episode of MDD based on DSM-III-R (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the significance of acute life events and ongoing difficulties in adolescents with a recent major depressive disorder. METHOD Adolescents (aged 13-18 years) with a recent episode of major depressive disorder based on DSM-III-R (n = 26) and normal controls free of any Axis I lifetime psychiatric disorder (n = 15) were assessed using(More)
Given the high rates of maladjustment among children of depressed mothers, parenting is likely to cause significant life stress in this population, potentially worsening the course of mothers' depression. The present study is a comparison of severe life stress in 38 mothers and 62 non-mothers receiving treatment for recurrent major depression. Life stress(More)
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