Depressed Girls in the Earlier Phase of Adolescence

  • Doris Lamb


In the case of Christy, which follows, we find a younger adolescent girl was depressed. She was a very dependent girl who earlier had found a relationship with a young man who had given her some of the attention and some of the limits she could not get from her parents, both of whom were depressed and absorbed in their own problems. Yet, after 2 years with him, she became dissatisfied with her life-style. She wanted a more achieving, goal-oriented life, which she could not find on her own, but neither could she find this with Jeff. However, she had been with him since she was 12 years old. She was very dependent upon Jeff and could not bring herself to leave him Christy became depressed.


Adolescent Girl Early Adolescence Credit Union Foster Mother Foster Home 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doris Lamb
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  1. 1.University of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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