Chronic and acute stress and the prediction of major depression in women.

TitleChronic and acute stress and the prediction of major depression in women.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHammen, C, Kim EY, Eberhart NK, Brennan PA
JournalDepression and anxiety
Volume26
Issue8
Pagination718-23
Date Published2009
ISSN1520-6394
KeywordsAcute Disease, Adult, Chronic Disease, Cohort Studies, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Life Change Events, Longitudinal Studies, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Social Environment, Statistics as Topic, Stress, Psychological
Abstract

This study explored the relatively neglected role of chronic stress in major depression, examining the independent contributions of co-occurring chronic and acute stress to depression, whether chronic stress predicts acute life events, and whether the two types of stress interact such that greater chronic stress confers greater sensitivity-or resistance-to the depressive effects of acute stressors.

DOI10.1002/jts.20652
Alternate JournalDepress Anxiety