The Effects Of Emotional Information On Girls At Risk For Depression

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Description: Depression is a disorder that can happen to anyone. It occurs more frequently with age and it is not seen in children as much as it is seen in teenagers and adults. When an individual is depressed, they experience sadness, hopelessness, low energy, lethargy, sleep changes, loss of interest, appetite changes, agitation, and many other symptoms. This can happen for many reasons, even by being around someone who suffers from depression. In the article Biased Processing of Emotional Information in Girls at Risk for Depression, by Jutta Joormann, Lisa Talbot, and Ian H. Gotlib, it is mentioned how daughters are at high risk of becoming depressed if their mothers are suffering from Major Depression Disorder (MDD). A study was done to see if the cognitive theory was true and there were many tests that were done in order to prove its validity. In the process of proving if the theory was true or not, researchers had 41 participants join the study. They were all girls, between the ages of 9 and 14, and had no history of depression or any type of disorder. Twenty girls had mothers with no history of depression and twenty-one girls had mothers with history of recurrent depression (Joormann, Talbot, and Gotlib 137). According to Joormann, Talbot, and Gotlib, they interviewed the girls and had them complete questionnaires. After making sure that they were all good candidates, they administered many tests. They did mood inductions, which means that they showed films to

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