• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Adolescence 1996

Irrational beliefs and depression in adolescence.

@article{Marcotte1996IrrationalBA,
  title={Irrational beliefs and depression in adolescence.},
  author={David B. Marcotte},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 124},
  pages={
          935-54
        }
}
Based on a cognitive-behavioral perspective, this study explored the presence of different categories of irrational beliefs in relation to depressive symptoms in a sample of 11- to 18-year-old adolescents. Results showed an increase in depressive symptoms from the beginning to the end of adolescence. Girls demonstrated a higher level of depression, while boys became less depressed once they entered adolescence. Results demonstrated no fluctuation in global scores on irrationality as a function… CONTINUE READING

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