Can childhood experiences provoke depression in adults?

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This fits with the cognitive view that insecure attachments can lead to the development of dysfunctional attitudes, in turn increases the risk of depression. Further evidence comes from, Roberts, Gotlib and Kassel they conducted three studies investigating the relationship between adult attachment style and depression and whether it is mediated by dysfunctional attitudes and low self-esteem. The results also support the idea that insecure attachments are associated with dysfunctional attitudes. These results go even further by showing dysfunctional attitudes increase vulnerability to low self-esteem, which in turn leads to depression. Although these studies used adult participants and measured adult attachment style, there is evidence for a strong continuity of attachment styles throughout...
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