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Correlates and Predictors of Recurrent Depression

dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Craig (Craig Alexander)
dc.contributor.authorFox, Kathryn R
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-25T14:51:53Z
dc.date.available2011-04-25T14:51:53Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1803/4795
dc.descriptionPSY-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.abstractDepression 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.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subjectcorrelates predictors recurrent depressionen_US
dc.subject.lcshDepressionen_US
dc.subject.lcshDepression, Mental -- Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshDepression, Mental -- Relapseen_US
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology) -- Testingen_US
dc.titleCorrelates and Predictors of Recurrent Depressionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.collegeVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US


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