Chronic stress, acute stress, and depressive symptoms

@article{McGonagle1990ChronicSA,
  title={Chronic stress, acute stress, and depressive symptoms},
  author={K. McGonagle and R. Kessler},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={18},
  pages={681-706}
}
Although life events continue to be the major focus of stress research, recent studies suggest that chronic stress should be a more central focus. An evaluation of this issue is presented using data from a large community survey of married men (n = 819) and women (n = 936). Results show that chronic stresses are more strongly related to depressive symptoms than acute stresses in all but one life domain. The interaction patterns exhibited by chronic and acute stresses are predominantly… Expand

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