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  • Psychological mediators of the association between childhood emotional abuse and depression: a systematic review

    This review critically evaluates empirical studies examining psychological mediators of the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and subsequent depression. Authors: Li, E., Luyten, P., & Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • Linking childhood emotional abuse and adult depressive symptoms: the role of mentalizing incapacity

    This study aims to disentangle the independent effects of emotional abuse on adulthood depressive symptoms by statistically controlling for other forms of childhood maltreatment, and to examine mentalizing incapacity as a potential mediator in this relationship. Authors: Li, E., Carracher, E., & Bird, T. (2020).

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  • Mapping the journey from epistemic mistrust in depressed adolescents receiving psychotherapy

    The present study aims to create a typology of depressed adolescents’ experiences regarding their different journeys through the course of psychotherapy in relation to issues of epistemic trust and mistrust over a 2-year period. Authors: Li, E., Midgley, N., Luyten, P., Sprecher, E. A., Campbell, C. (2022).

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  • Psychological mediators of the association between childhood emotional abuse and depression: a systematic review

    This review critically evaluates empirical studies examining psychological mediators of the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and subsequent depression. Authors: Li, E., Luyten, P., & Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • Alliance ruptures and resolutions in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adolescent depression: an empirical case study

    This study aimed to better understand the process of alliance rupture–resolution and its role in a good-outcome case of a depressed adolescent treated with short-term psychoanalytic-psychotherapy. Authors: Cirasola, A., Martin, P., Fonagy P., Eubanks, C., Muran J. C., & Midgley, N. (2022).

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  • How to do things with questions: the role of patient’s questions in short term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP) with depressed adolescents

    This qualitative study aims to bridge this gap by exploring the role of patients’ questions in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adolescents suffering from depression. This is a single case study, focusing on the interaction between the patient and his therapist when questions were asked by the patient, using conversation analysis methodology. Authors: Yadlin, Y., Edginton, E., Lepper, G., & Midgley, N. (2022).

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  • First Experimental Study of Transference Work–In Teenagers (FEST–IT): a multicentre, observer- and patient-blind, randomised controlled component study

    Little is known about the influence on outcome of exploration of the patient-therapist relationship (that is, transference work) in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We hypothesized that depressed adolescents would have better long-term effects from psychoanalytic psychotherapy with than without transference work. Authors: Ulberg, R., Hummelen, B., Hersoug, A., Midgley, N., Høglend, P., & Dahl, H. (2021).

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  • Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between psychotic and depressive symptoms in depressed adolescents

    Depressed adolescents aged 11–17 with and without psychotic symptoms were compared on depression severity scores at baseline and at 28- or 42-week follow-up in two large UK cohorts. Authors: Kehinde, F., Bharmal, A., Goodyer, I., Kelvin, R., Dubicka, B., Midgley, N., Fonagy, P., Jones, P., Wilkinson, P. & IMPACT Consortium (2021).

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  • Associations between baseline cortisol and trajectory of symptom improvement in depressed adolescents receiving psychological therapy

    The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between both morning and evening salivary cortisol levels and response to psychological therapy in depressed adolescents participating in one large randomised controlled trial. Authors: Chadha, A., Goodyer, I., Fonagy, P., Midgley, N., IMPACT Consortium & Wilkinson, P. (2021).

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