Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Biol Psychiatry. 2001 Nov 1;50(9):721-4.

Adolescent fears as predictors of depression.

Author information

1
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Intramural Research Program, Program on Mood and Anxiety Disorders, (DSP), Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1381, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Recent studies raise questions on the relationship between adolescent fears and risk for major depression.

METHODS:

An epidemiologic sample of 776 young people received psychiatric assessments in 1983, 1985-1986, and 1992. Prospective associations were examined between fears in adolescence and future episodes of major depression.

RESULTS:

Both overall level of fears and specific fear of dark in adolescence predicted future risk for major depression.

CONCLUSIONS:

Relatively high levels of fear in adolescence represent a risk factor for later episodes of major depression.

PMID:
11704080
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center