Risk factors of depression occurrence in Adolescence

Miloseva, Lence (2015) Risk factors of depression occurrence in Adolescence. In: COST-STSM- at University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Paracelsus Private Medical University, 23 Sept 2015, Nurnberg, Germany. (Unpublished)

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The main aim of this lecture is focus on different aspects of occurerence of depression in Adolescence, especially with focus on risk factors. I introduced epidemiology of depression : causes, treatment, and prevention (Abela & Hankin,2008). The special part of the lecture was focus on etiology of depression. Adolescence is characterized by positive gains in cognitive maturity, better interpersonal skills, new experiences, increased autonomy, and hormonal changes (Feldman & Elliot, 1990). Although these normative transitions can provide opportunities for further growth in cognitive, physical, psychological, and social domains, exposure to adverse experiences (e.g., peer pressure, difficulties in school performance, loss of a romantic relationship), can placed adolescents at increased risk for the onset of a wide range of emotional an behavioural problems including the development of depressive symptoms (Steinberg, 2006). During the lecture different approaches were discussed (Theories of Cognitive vulnerabilities; A Developmental Perspective on Interpersonal Theories; Biological Vulnerability to Depression; New Behavioral Genetic Approaches to Depression in Adolescence). Than review of research with focus on risk factors of depression occurrence in adolescence in world and Serbia and Macedonia were discussed. Special part of the lecture was focus on subclinical depression.
Key words: depression; adolescence; risk factors; etiology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Lence Miloseva
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2015 10:57
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/14686

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