Socio-economic status, family disruption and residential stability in childhood: relation to onset, recurrence and remission of major depression.

@article{Gilman2003SocioeconomicSF,
  title={Socio-economic status, family disruption and residential stability in childhood: relation to onset, recurrence and remission of major depression.},
  author={Stephen E Gilman and Ichiro Kawachi and Garrett M Fitzmaurice and L Buka},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={1341-55}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood adversity significantly increases the risk of depression, but it is unclear whether this risk is most pronounced for depression occurring early in life. In the present study, we examine whether three aspects of childhood adversity--low socio-economic status (SES), family disruption, and residential instability--are related to increased risk of depression during specific stages of the life course. We also examine whether these aspects of childhood adversity are related to… CONTINUE READING

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