The friendships and recent life events of anxious and depressed school-age children.

@article{Goodyer1990TheFA,
  title={The friendships and recent life events of anxious and depressed school-age children.},
  author={Ian M. Goodyer and Christine Wright and P. M. E. Altham},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1990},
  volume={156},
  pages={
          689-98
        }
}
The number of moderate to severe undesirable life events and the quality of friendships were compared between a consecutive series of 100 children aged 7-16 years with emotional disorders and a series of community controls matched for age, sex, and social class. Undesirable events and friendship difficulties exerted independent direct effects of similar magnitude on the probability of developing emotional disorders; 33% of disturbed children experienced both adversities compared with 6% of… CONTINUE READING