Distressed couples with and without a depressed partner: an analysis of their verbal interaction.

@article{Hautzinger1982DistressedCW,
  title={Distressed couples with and without a depressed partner: an analysis of their verbal interaction.},
  author={Martin Hautzinger and Michael Linden and Nannette Hoffman},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={1982},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={307-14}
}
Depression in married individuals can be seen as the result of a self-perpetuating interpersonal system in which the information processes between marital partners is distorted. In order to study this theoretical formulation, we used a category system to analyze verbal interactions in distressed couples with or without a depressed partner. Our results show that communication in depressed couples is more uneven, negative, asymmetrical and centred on somatic and psychological complaints. The non… CONTINUE READING

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