Facial emotion expression recognition by children at familial risk for depression: high-risk boys are oversensitive to sadness.

@article{LopezDuran2013FacialEE,
  title={Facial emotion expression recognition by children at familial risk for depression: high-risk boys are oversensitive to sadness.},
  author={Nestor L. Lopez-Duran and Kate Ryan Kuhlman and Charles J. George and M{\'a}ria Kov{\'a}cs},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={565-74}
}
BACKGROUND Offspring of depressed parents are at greatly increased risk for mood disorders. Among potential mechanisms of risk, recent studies have focused on information processing anomalies, such as attention and memory biases, in the offspring of depressed parents. In this study we examined another information processing domain, perceptual sensitivity to emotion cues in facial expressions, as a potential mechanism of risk that characterizes the offspring of depressed parents. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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