Chronic Medical Conditions and Negative Affect; Racial Variation in Reciprocal Associations Over Time

@inproceedings{Assari2016ChronicMC,
  title={Chronic Medical Conditions and Negative Affect; Racial Variation in Reciprocal Associations Over Time},
  author={Shervin Assari and Maryam Moghani Lankarani},
  booktitle={Front. Psychiatry},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND The Black-White health paradox can be defined as lower frequency of depression despite higher prevalence of economic and social adversities as well as chronic medical conditions (CMC) among American Blacks compared to American Whites. Based on this paradox, the CMC - depressive symptoms link is expected to be weaker among Blacks than Whites. We conducted a 10-year longitudinal study to compare Blacks and Whites for bidirectional associations between number of CMC and negative affect… CONTINUE READING
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