Methods of the Current Study

  • Constance Hammen
Part of the Series in Psychopathology book series (PSYCHOPATHOLOGY)


My students and I began planning for the current study some years ago at the stage identified in Chapter 1 when there were virtually no published direct interview studies of children of depressed parents. Only a handful each of indirect studies of unipolar and bipolar families existed, and these were greatly limited in scope and conclusions. All of the existing research indicated a clear need for additional study because of the apparent high rate of risk to children for psychopathology.


Affective Disorder Beck Depression Inventory Stressful Life Event Depressed Parent Attribution Style 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Constance Hammen
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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