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Low visuospatial abilities and symptoms of depression

Arnesano, D and Giofré, D (2011) Low visuospatial abilities and symptoms of depression. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 15 (2). pp. 471-478. ISSN 1824-078X

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Abstract

Nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD) seem to be associated to depression and emotional distress. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between low visuospatial performance (highly related to NLD) and the depressive symptoms in middle and high school children. Two visuospatial questionnaires (SVS and QDS) and the CDI were administered to 202 children (95 males and 107 females) ranging from 6 th to 8 th grade. The results showed a significant, although not particularly high, relationship between low visuospatial ability and the presence of depressive symptoms. In particular, participants with low visuospatial abilities seemed to have more depressive symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The definitive version is available publisher's home
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Società Editrice il Mulino
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 13:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2017 21:10
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3400

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