Longitudinal course of adolescent depression: neuroendocrine and psychosocial predictors.

  title={Longitudinal course of adolescent depression: neuroendocrine and psychosocial predictors.},
  author={Uma Rao and Constance L. Hammen and Russell E. Poland},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={49 2},
OBJECTIVE The study examined whether cortisol measures are associated with the clinical course of depression in adolescents. Furthermore, the study evaluated whether the relationship between cortisol and clinical course is moderated by environmental stress and/or social support. METHOD Fifty-five adolescents with depression (age range 13-18 years) were recruited. In addition to a systematic diagnostic assessment, information was obtained on environmental stress and social support. Urinary… CONTINUE READING

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