Alice Frye, Ph.D., MPH; Adolescence to Adulthood: Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms

Alice Frye, Ph.D., MPH , a WCW research scientist, presented her work on study and remediation of psychopathology among adolescents at risk. Researchers generally acknowledge that the development of depressive symptoms in adolescents is an important area of research focus, as adolescent depression is associated with an increased risk for depression across the life span.  Whereas a robust body of work is accruing with respect to adolescent depression, its risks and trajectory, less is known about the continuing trajectory of depression across the transition to young adulthood.  This presentation will focus on examining the trajectory of depressive symptoms in a diverse sample of young adults, and identifying different pathways of symptomatology and corresponding risks.  Findings will be examined in the context of how the trajectory of depression in young adulthood is similar to and different from trajectories of depression in adolescence.

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