PhD student in Psychology
Université du Québec à Montréal
Award-winning publication: Links Between the Mother–Adolescent and Father–Adolescent Relationships and Adolescent Depression: A Genetically Informed Study
Published in: Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Charlie Brouillard's study examines the links between parent-child relationship quality and depression in adolescents, according to child and parent gender. The study also demonstrates the importance of paternal involvement in the prevention and treatment of depression in adolescents, and illustrates the impact of mother-adolescent and father-adolescent relationship quality on the development of depressive symptoms. The findings highlight the importance of creating intervention programs for the entire family. Brouillard suggests that prevention programs would improve parental knowledge about the unique role played by parents in the development of depressive symptoms in their child, thus helping them to better respond to the needs of their child, and to act as a protective factor against depression.