Black sheep get the blues: a psychobiological model of social rejection and depression.

Abstract

Major life events involving social rejection are strongly associated with onset of depression. To account for this relation, we propose a psychobiological model in which rejection-related stressors elicit a distinct and integrated set of cognitive, emotional, and biological changes that may evoke depression. In this model, social rejection events activate… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.01.003

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