Low perceived social support predicts later depression but not social phobia in middle adolescence

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Väänänen, Juha-Matti ; Marttunen, Mauri ; Helminen, Mika ; Kaltiala-Heino, Riittakerttu (2014)
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Journal: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, volume 2, issue 1, pages 1,023-1,037 (eissn: 2164-2850)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1080/21642850.2014.966716, pmc: PMC4346052
  • Subject: social support | family support | adolescents | Original Articles | depression | fi=Neurologia ja psykiatria | en=Neurology and psychiatry| | social anxiety | gender differences | phobia | peer support
    mesheuropmc: behavioral disciplines and activities | mental disorders

Abstract Social phobia and depression are common and highly comorbid disorders in adolescence. There is a lack of studies on possible psychosocial shared risk factors for these disorders. The current study examined if low social support is a shared risk factor for b... View more
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