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Correlates and Predictors of Recurrent Depression

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Craig A.
dc.contributor.author Fox, Kathryn R
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-25T14:51:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-25T14:51:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4795
dc.description PSY-PC-2990-01, Honors Research, Craig Smith. Thesis investigates differences between previously depressed and never depressed individuals, specifically looking at stressful life events, history of abuse, dysfunctional attitudes, and coping styles. Then, examines which of those variables predicts Depression Symptom Rating (DSR) scores in participants approximately 8 months later. Separate file included for Appendix: Responses to stress. en_US
dc.description.abstract Depression is a recurrent and debilitating disorder affecting nearly 340 million people worldwide. The present study examined what differentiates individuals with a history of one or more major depressive episodes (MDEs) from individuals who have never been depressed as well as examine which of these differentiating factors predict subsequent depressive symptoms during a six-month follow-up. Participants were 108 young adults, ages 18-30 years old. No participant was in a current MDE at time one; 56 individuals had a history of one or more MDE and 46 had no history of psychiatric diagnoses. Those with a history of depression had higher rates of physical abuse in childhood, maladaptive coping styles, and stressors than the never-depressed controls. At the follow-up, number of stressors, dysfunctional attitudes, maladaptive coping, and some forms of early childhood maltreatment interacting with stress predicted depressive symptoms. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject correlates predictors recurrent depression en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression, Mental -- Etiology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression, Mental -- Relapse en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology) -- Testing en_US
dc.title Correlates and Predictors of Recurrent Depression en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US


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