The Influence of Family Context on Adolescent Depression: A Literature Review

Caroline Marshall, Joanna Henderson


Family context has been shown through empirical studies to be a central determinant in the mental health of youth throughout the past decade. In this analysis we examine the association between attachment, parental depression, divorce, family climate, and siblings, and the risk of adolescent depression. Conclusions are made regarding the complex nature of family situations, and specific improvements and suggestions for future studies of the effects of family situation on adolescent depression.

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Canadian Journal of Family and Youth / Le Journal Canadien de Famille et de la Jeunesse
2008-2014 | ISSN 1718-9748