publication . Article . 2004

The relationship between adolescent depressive symptomology and substance abuse

L.G. Blore; Salome Schulze; A.C. Lessing;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2004 Journal: Curationis, volume 27, issue 1, pages 12-22 (issn: 0379-8577, eissn: 2223-6279, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>The research aimed to investigate the phenomena of adolescent depressive symptomology, substance abuse and the relationship between the two phenomena in a South African context. The influence of moderator variables was also examined. Another objective was to determine risk factors for the before mentioned. This was done by using a questionnaire with a sample of 1298 conveniently selected adolescents in a South African high school. It was determined that adolescents become progressively unhappier from 13 to 17 years of age. Girls are more depressed than boys. This research also revealed that adolescent depressive symptomology is significantly and positive...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, lcsh:Nursing, lcsh:RT1-120, Moderation, Clinical psychology, Psychology, Substance abuse, medicine.disease, medicine, Age of onset, Ethnic group, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty
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