The loss of a parent during childhood as a risk factor for depression.

@article{Patten1991TheLO,
  title={The loss of a parent during childhood as a risk factor for depression.},
  author={Scott B Patten},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={1991},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={706-11}
}
  • Scott B Patten
  • Published 1991 in
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
While the loss of a parent during childhood may put a person at risk for depression, many studies have failed to confirm the importance of this risk factor. Nevertheless, the relationship between the loss of a parent and depression is of clinical importance. This paper reviews studies of the loss of a parent as a risk factor for depression. In addition, relevant data from these studies were pooled using meta-analytic techniques. It was found that for females there was a significant association… CONTINUE READING