Predicting female depression across puberty: a two-nation longitudinal study.

  title={Predicting female depression across puberty: a two-nation longitudinal study.},
  author={George C. Patton and Craig A Olsson and Lyndal Bond and John W Toumbourou and John B Carlin and Sheryl A. Hemphill and Richard F. Catalano},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={47 12},
OBJECTIVE To prospectively examine the relation between pubertal stage and the onset and course of depressive symptoms. METHOD The design was a three-wave longitudinal study of health and social development using statewide community samples in Washington, United States, and Victoria, Australia. Approximately 5,769 students initially ages 10 to 15 years were assessed for depressive symptoms with the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire. Pubertal status was assessed using a self-report version… CONTINUE READING
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