Year: 2013 Source: Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology.(2007).26(7):849-869. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2007.26.7.849 SIEC No: 20130955

The current study examined whether excessive reassurance seeking serves as a vulnerability factor to depressive symptoms in a sample of children of affectively ill parents using a multiwave longitudinal design and experience sampling methodology. In addition, we examined whether self-esteem moderates the association between excessive reassurance seeking and increases in depressive symptoms following increases in negative events.

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