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The role of peer rejection in adolescent depression: genetic, neural and cognitive correlates

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Adolescent depression is a major public health problem, which is associated with educational problems, long-term psychiatric illness and suicide. One major source of stress during adolescence is peer rejection. In this thesis, I investigate the nature of the relationship between peer rejection and adolescent depression. In a review of longitudinal and experimental studies, I describe a bi-directional relationship between peer rejection and depressive symptoms. I then outline how genetic, c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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