Puberty and depression.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Unipolar depression only becomes more common in girls than boys after the age of 13, as a result of an increased incidence of depressive episodes in girls at that time. This article reviews evidence that links multiple dimensions of maturation in the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis with this phenomenon. Effects of developmental status and timing have been implicated, but few studies have deployed either the measurement strategies or the statistical power needed to provide a satisfactory answer to the question regarding which components of puberty are most responsible.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Angold, A; Costello, EJ

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 919 - ix

PubMed ID

  • 16952768

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1056-4993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2006.05.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States