Does Family Structure Play a Role in Depression in Adolescents Admitted to Psychiatric Inpatient Care?

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Laukkanen , M , Hakko , H , Riipinen , P & Riala , K 2016 , ' Does Family Structure Play a Role in Depression in Adolescents Admitted to Psychiatric Inpatient Care? ' , Child Psychiatry and Human Development , vol. 47 , no. 6 , pp. 918-924 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-015-0622-3

Title: Does Family Structure Play a Role in Depression in Adolescents Admitted to Psychiatric Inpatient Care?
Author: Laukkanen, Matti; Hakko, Helina; Riipinen, Pirkko; Riala, Kaisa
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Psychiatry



Date: 2016-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
ISSN: 0009-398X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-015-0622-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/229025
Abstract: We examined whether adolescents' family structure associate with depression in a clinical sample of 508 adolescents (age 13-17 years) treated in psychiatric hospital between April 2001 and March 2006. Psychiatric disorders of adolescents were based on the K-SADS-PL-interview. Adolescents with depression were characterized by a single parent family background (58 %), but less commonly by a child welfare placement (37 %). Depression in adolescents was significantly related to female gender and a single parent family background, but less significantly related to comorbid psychotic or conducts disorders. The association between family structure and depression presents a challenge to mental health services. Early screening for depression in adolescents admitted for psychiatric treatment from "at risk" family types is important to enhance their future wellbeing and coping strategies.
Subject: Adolescent
Depression
Mental disorders
Nuclear family
Blended family
Single parent family
MENTAL-HEALTH PROBLEMS
SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS
BIRTH COHORT
DISORDERS
CHILDHOOD
ADULTHOOD
SAMPLE
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
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