Cognitive features associated with depressive symptoms in adolescence: directionality and specificity.

@article{McCarty2007CognitiveFA,
  title={Cognitive features associated with depressive symptoms in adolescence: directionality and specificity.},
  author={Carolyn A McCarty and Ann Vander Stoep and Elizabeth A McCauley},
  journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={147-58}
}
In this study we examined cognitive features that have been posited to contribute to depressive vulnerability in adolescents. Using a longitudinal sample of 331 young adolescents followed from 6th to 7th grade, cross-lagged structural equation analyses were conducted. Controlling for baseline levels of depressive, conduct, and anxiety symptoms, low self-worth was associated with a vulnerability to both depressive symptoms and conduct problems, whereas rejection sensitivity was uniquely… CONTINUE READING

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