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Childhood Depression Could Lead to Difficult Relationships

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New findings show depression can lead to difficult childhood relationships and not the other way around.

Researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Illinois followed about 500 kids from fourth through sixth grades.

They found fourth grade children with signs of depression were victimized in fifth grade then had difficulty being accepted in sixth grade.

The study disputes previous thinking that relationship problems often lead to childhood depression.