Family environment and pediatric major depressive disorder.

  title={Family environment and pediatric major depressive disorder.},
  author={Kelin M Ogburn and Marsal Sanches and D. E. Williamson and Sheila Cavalcante Caetano and Rene L. Olvera and Steven R. Pliszka and John P. Hatch and Jair C. Soares},
  volume={43 5},
BACKGROUND The risks for depression broadly include biological and environmental factors. Furthermore, having a family member suffering from major depression is also likely to have consequences for the family environment. Further research aimed at understanding the effects of having a child with major depression on family interaction patterns is warranted. METHODS We studied 31 families with an 8- to 17-year-old child (mean age +/- SD = 12.9 +/- 2.7 years) who met the DSM-IV criteria for… CONTINUE READING


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