Parental bonding and depressive disorders in adolescents.

  title={Parental bonding and depressive disorders in adolescents.},
  author={D J Burbach and Javad H. Kashani and Theofilos Rosenberg},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={30 3},
The present exploratory study was designed to determine whether a sample of depressed adolescents differed from demographically similar samples of normal and non-depressed psychiatric controls as a function of their perceived patterns of parental bonding. All research participants were recruited from the general population. Diagnoses were based on a structured diagnostic interview keyed to DSM-III criteria. Parental bonding was assessed using the Parental Bonding Instrument [PBI; Parker, G… CONTINUE READING

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