TRIAD Project: Qualitative Study of Adolescent Depression and Smoking
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It has been shown in the adult literature that smoking is related to depression and visa versa. Not much is known about how this relationship is started or if one perhaps leads to the other. We are performing 1 hour long interviews with adolescents ages 12-19 who meet criteria for major depression and who smoke. They are interviewed along with their parent. Questions center around their view of depression and their history of depression as well as questions around their smoking as well as the interrelationships between the two. Transcripts are made of the interview and are being analyzed for themes.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
12 Years to 19 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adolescents ages 12-19 who live with their parental guardian who meet criteria for major depression and who smoke cigarettes.