Ellen Jopling, Alison Tracy, Joelle LeMoult
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Correspondence: Ellen Jopling
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 21 Mall West, Vancouver V6T1Z4, BC, Canada
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Introduction: Researchers have documented that the impact of childhood abuse on later symptoms of depression depends on the type (s) of abuse, with emotional probability and neglect more likely than other forms of childhood abuse to reduce the risk of depression. increase. Emotional abuse and neglect are more likely to increase the risk of depression as they develop negative self-judicial (SRP) processing, but this has not yet been empirical. The current study was designed to examine the negative intervention of SRP in the combination of different types of youth abuse and depression symptoms during a period of stress.
Methods: We assessed the experience of different types of youth abuse (ie, emotional neglect, physical neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse) and self-biased schedules in the early semester of the university, i. among undergraduate students. We then assessed levels of depression properties 2 months later during natural stress (ie, the first final exams for university students).
Results: As expected, SRP negatively intervened on the relationship between neglect and emotional abuse, but not physical and sexual abuse, and later symptoms of depression.
Discussion: This is the first study to examine SRP as a mechanism that underpins the combination of childhood abuse and depression symptoms during a period of stress. The findings suggest that the development of SRP negative biases may indicate why certain types of youth abuse are more likely to increase the risk of individual depression during stressful development periods.
Keyword: depression, youth abuse, self-directed processing
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