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Prabhleen Sidhu April 06, 2016 Psychology 12-071 Chabot College Spring 2016 Does Gender Affect Depression? In this paper, I am reacting to Parental Depression Confers Greater Prospective Depression Risk to Females than Males in Emerging Adulthood by Bethany H. Morris, Ashlee C. McGrath, Mark S. Goldman, and Jonathan Rottenberg . The author’s purpose of this study is to inform readers the prevalence between parental depression showing the effect in their children and whether females or male are more susceptible. A common pattern that has been surfacing is females have a higher chance of depression than males.The article focused on females emerging adults who had parents with a history of depression. The objective of the study was to examine whether effects were specific to offspring depression symptoms (versus anxiety symptoms), and to parental depression (versus other parental disorders). The study was conducted among a large community sample at risk for depression symptoms in the near future. The participants were females and males of the age of eighteen- nineteen, with a sample size of 637 participants. The average age was 18.41 and the standard deviation of the sample was 0.49. It was a random sample, the participant were recruited via flyers advertisements, orientation sessions at a university, and also telemarketing lists in the Tampa Bay area to participate in a larger, ongoing drinking behaviors study. Participants who had a certain level of alcohol and drug use, with the exception of marijuana, were excluded from the study. The males and females were all of the same ethnicity. However, age, ethnicity, and student status were all excluded from the outcomes. More of the males lived with their parents
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than females. In the first observational period, there seemed to be a lower depression symptoms but not anxiety symptoms. However at future time points, housing situations did not change depression symptoms, so that was excluded as well.
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