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Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother. 2013 Nov;41(6):383-9; quiz 390-1. doi: 10.1024/1422-4917/a000254.

[Stress symptoms and stress coping in depressed girls].

[Article in German; Abstract available in German from the publisher]

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Abteilung für Klinische und physiologische Psychologie, Fachbereich I, Universität Trier.

Abstract

in English, German

OBJECTIVE:

Depressive disorders occur frequently in adolescents. Maintenance of depression has been related to stress and stress coping.

METHOD:

The study describes which stress load and which strategies of stress coping are present in girls with major depression. 74 girls with major depression were compared to a normal control group with regard to stress symptoms and stress coping. All subjects were diagnosed with a structured clinical interview according to DSM-IV criteria. Stress and stress coping strategies were measured by standardized and validated questionnaires.

RESULTS:

Girls with major depression had more symptoms of stress and were characterized by inadequate stress coping compared to the control group.

CONCLUSION:

These cross-sectional data show deficits in stress coping that might reinforce stress symptoms as well as degree of depression. However, cause and effect can only be clarified by a longitudinal design.

KEYWORDS:

Depression; Jugendliche; Stress; Stressbewältigung; children; major depression; stress; stress coping

PMID:
24240494
DOI:
10.1024/1422-4917/a000254
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