Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 185–191 | Cite as

Characteristics of depressed and non-depressed children and their parents

  • Max G. Magnussen
Articles

Abstract

In a study of 186 outpatient children the parents of those who were depressed were more overprotective, more likely to have communication problems, and more likely to undermine their children's learning than the parents of children who were not depressed.

Key words

Childhood depression parent-child relationships 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Max G. Magnussen
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  1. 1.Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of New Mexico School of MedicineAlbuquerque

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