Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression?

  title={Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression?},
  author={Mara R Brendgen and Frank Vitaro and William M. Bukowski and Ginette Dionne and Richard E. Tremblay and Michel Boivin},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  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… 

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