Antecedents of treatment resistant depression in children victimized by peers

Healy, K. L. and Sanders, M. R. (2016) Antecedents of treatment resistant depression in children victimized by peers. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 48 1: 1-13. doi:10.1007/s10578-016-0658-z

Author Healy, K. L.
Sanders, M. R.
Title Antecedents of treatment resistant depression in children victimized by peers
Journal name Child Psychiatry and Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-398X
Publication date 2016-06-08
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10578-016-0658-z
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 48
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Subject 2735 Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract Children victimized by peers are at increased risk of ongoing depression. This study investigates treatment resistant depression in children victimized by peers, following participation in a targeted cognitive behavioral family intervention. The sample comprised 39 children aged 6–12 years with elevated depression compared with a general sample, prior to the intervention. Six months after the intervention, 26 were no longer depressed and 13 were still depressed. This study investigated the differentiation of these two groups on the basis of parenting and child factors. Children with treatment resistant depression were discriminated from other children by lower levels of peer support and facilitative parenting immediately after the intervention. It was concluded that ongoing support from parents and peers is needed to reduce the risk of ongoing depression even if victimization has been reduced. Further research could develop a comprehensive profile of children at risk of depression following peer victimization.
Keyword Family intervention
Peer victimization
Treatment resistant depression
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP1095196
Institutional Status UQ

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