Temperament among offspring at high and low risk for depression.

  title={Temperament among offspring at high and low risk for depression.},
  author={Beth Bruder-Costello and Virginia Warner and Ardesheer Talati and Yoko Nomura and Gerard Bruder and Myrna Weissman},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={153 2},
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between parental depression, offspring temperament, and offspring major depressive disorder (MDD), and to determine whether difficult temperament, as measured by the Dimensions of Temperament Survey (DOTS), mediates the relation between parental MDD and offspring MDD. Offspring (n=169) of depressed or never depressed parents were followed over approximately 20 years and were blindly assessed up to 4 times (Waves 1 to 4) using semi… CONTINUE READING

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