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Subject/Keyword
Child Development
Depression
Adolescent
Stress
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
North, Constance Rebecca
Supervisor and department
Colman, Ian (Department of Public Health Sciences)
Examining committee member and department
Colman, Ian (Department of Public Health Sciences)
Lonnie Zwaigenbaum (Department of Pediatrics)
Wild, Cam (Centre for Health Promotion Studies)
Nancy Galambos (Department of Psychology)
Department
Department of Public Health Sciences
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-20T05:32:18Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Worldwide, depression is the leading cause of disability However, its etiology is not yet fully understood. The current research investigated the relationship between early cognitive development and adolescent depression. Two studies were conducted using data from a prospective longitudinal cohort study conducted by Statistics Canada since 1994/1995, the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth. The first study investigated whether impaired early cognitive development was related to adolescent symptoms of depression and anxiety. The second study investigated whether individuals with impaired early cognitive development were more likely to suffer from depressive and anxious symptoms after considering stressful life events in adolescence (using interaction models). Our results suggest that early cognitive development may be related to the development of depression and anxiety in adolescence. However, no interaction was found between impaired early cognitive development and stressful life events. These results suggest that cognitive deficits may precede the onset of adolescent depression.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3H910
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License granted by Constance North (cnorth@ualberta.ca) on 2011-09-15T23:33:35Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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