Depressive symptoms after trauma: is self-esteem a mediating factor?

  title={Depressive symptoms after trauma: is self-esteem a mediating factor?},
  author={Melissa K David and Grazia Ceschi and J{\"o}el Billieux and Martial van der Linden},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={196 10},
Traumatic events have predicted depressive symptoms. Despite this consensus, it remains unclear as to whether the relationship between trauma and depression is consistently mediated by a negative cognitive schema, such as low self-esteem, or whether trauma influences mood independently of low self-esteem. This study tested these relationships while considering depressive symptom types. One hundred thirty-two students reported the number of traumatic events experienced and self-esteem and… CONTINUE READING