Family disruption in childhood and risk of adult depression.

  title={Family disruption in childhood and risk of adult depression.},
  author={Stephen E Gilman and Ichiro Kawachi and Garrett M Fitzmaurice and Stephen L. Buka},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={160 5},
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the risk that family disruption and low socioeconomic status in early childhood confer on the onset of major depression in adulthood. METHOD Participants were 1,104 offspring of mothers enrolled during pregnancy in the Providence, R.I., site of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project. Measures of childhood family disruption and socioeconomic status were obtained before birth and at age 7. Structured diagnostic interviews were used to assess respondents… CONTINUE READING
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