Parent-Child Relationships and Depression

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


Over the decades depression has been variously characterized by the dominant etiological theory of the times as an intrapsychic disorder in response to loss, as a biological disorder of defective genes or neurotransmitters, as a cognitive disorder of dysfunctional thinking about the self and the environment. Recently, at least among certain psychologists, the emphasis has shifted again: depression is an interpersonal disorder. Depression undoubtedly involves some of all of these and other processes, for it is wise to consider that there are “different depressions,” involving different origins.


Maternal Depression Conflict Task Depressed Mother Depressed Woman Child Behavior Check List 
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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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