Title

Interpersonal Responses of Primary Caregivers to Pregnant Adolescents Differing of Depression Level

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1990

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1207/s15374424jccp1903_10

Abstract

Extended the study of interpersonal processes in depression to a naturally occurring relationship and situation. Sixty-one pregnant adolescents and their primary caregivers participated. As predicted, adolescent depression was significantly related to a mixed pattern of caregiver reactions. Caregivers of relatively depressed adolescents reported: (a) a pattern of affective reactions that reflected both more anger and more concern, (b) a more negative attitude about the pregnancy, and (c) a level of support equal to that reported by the caregivers of relatively nondepressed adolescents. Adolescent depression was unrelated to the degree of social support the adolescents reported receiving and the amount of support the caregivers reported providing.

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Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, v. 19, issue 3, p. 265-270

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