Summary and Implications: Understanding Depression in Families at Risk

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


Nearly 1000 interviews of mothers and their children were conducted in this study: for each youngster, countless questionnaires, reports by teachers and therapists, observations, and school records were obtained over a 1- to 3-year period. It is safe to say, therefore, that all of us who were connected with this study have a perspective on the family context of depression and a new sense of what it means that “depression runs in families.”


Affective Disorder Assortative Mating Depressed Mother Parental Psychopathology Depressed Woman 
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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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