Facets of autobiographical memory in adolescents with major depressive disorder and never‐depressed controls

@article{Kuyken2006FacetsOA,
  title={Facets of autobiographical memory in adolescents with major depressive disorder and never‐depressed controls},
  author={Willem Kuyken and Rachael Howell},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={466 - 487}
}
Adolescence is a crucial developmental window because it involves elaboration of the self‐concept, the laying down of lifelong autobiographical memories, and the development of emotional resilience during a time of substantial risk for mood problems. Autobiographical memory retrieval plays an important role in depression both in adults (van Vreeswijk & de Wilde, 2004) and adolescents (Kuyken, Howell, & Dalgleish, 2005; Park, Goodyer, & Teasdale, 2002). This study examined facets of… 
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