Journal article

Childhood adversity and depressive symptoms among young adults: Examining the roles of individuation difficulties and perceived social support

David Kealy, Simon M Rice, Daniel W Cox

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: While childhood adversity is a known risk for depressive symptoms, little is known about the contributing role of individuation difficulties among young adults. The present study examined individuation difficulties and perceived social support-and their interaction-as moderators of the relationship between childhood adversity exposure and depressive symptoms. METHODS: Young adults (N = 119; M = 20.8 years) completed self-report assessments of childhood adversity, depressive symptoms, individuation difficulties, and perceived social support. Regression analyses were used to examine interaction effects regarding depressive symptom severity. RESULTS: A significant moderated moderation effe..

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