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Stressful life events and their contributions to symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents


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There are several innovative aspects to this thesis that extend our current knowledge of the relations between stress and psychiatric symptoms in adolescents. First, distal and proximal stressors are differentiated. This approach allows one to specifically examine the role of early childhood stressors as well as stressors experienced more recently as they impact the expression of depression and anxiety during adolescence. Second, a state-of-the-art assessment instrument was used to examine proximal stressors, helping to distinguish several aspects of stress, including objective stress and subjective stress. Third, the parent study from which these data were derived was designed to examine the role of familial risk for depression and related risk factors for the initial development of depression and alcohol use disorders. This allowed for a very thorough collection of demographic characteristics of the study population. Accordingly, this thesis examines the initial prodromal expression of anxiety and depressive symptoms as they are originally expressed prior to the development, if any, of a full-blown psychiatric disorder.

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Subject
Biostatistics;
Clinical psychology;
Epidemiology
Classification
0308: Biostatistics
0622: Clinical psychology
0766: Epidemiology
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences, Psychology, Biological sciences, Adolescents, Anxiety, Cormorbidity, Depression, Distal stress, Proximal stress
Title
Stressful life events and their contributions to symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents
Author
Taiym, Wafa F.
Number of pages
62
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0219
Source
MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267207623
Advisor
Williamson, Douglas E.; Hallman, Michael
Committee member
Morrison, Alanna; Wei, Peng
University/institution
The University of Texas School of Public Health
Department
Epidemiology & Disease Control
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1506962
ProQuest document ID
927934455
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/927934455
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