Sensitivity to aversive events in currently depressed and remitted depressed subjects

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Sandra Tate Sigmon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemery Nelson

Abstract: Greater sensitivity to aversive events exhibited by depressed individuals has been assumed to be a correlate of current depression. Alternatively, Lewinsohn (1985) has proposed that this greater sensitivity may be a predisposing factor in the development of a depressive episode and/or that this sensitivity represents a "scar", resulting from the previous experience of a depressive episode (1988). The present study examined sensitivity to aversive events in currently and remitted depressed subjects to test the correlate versus predisposing-scar hypotheses.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Depression, Mental
Affective disorders
Avoidance (Psychology)

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