Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression?

@article{Brendgen2013CanFP,
  title={Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression?},
  author={M. Brendgen and F. Vitaro and W. Bukowski and G. Dionne and R. Tremblay and M. Boivin},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={277 - 289}
}
Abstract The study examined whether reciprocal friendship quantity or quality can mitigate genetic vulnerability for depression symptoms in children. The sample comprised 168 monozygotic twin pairs and 126 same-sex dizygotic twin pairs assessed in Grade 4 (mean age = 10.04 years). Friendship participation was measured via reciprocal nominations of close friendships within the classroom. Friendship quality was measured through self-reports. Depression symptoms were measured through teacher and… Expand
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