Emotional inertia prospectively predicts the onset of depressive disorder in adolescence.

@article{Kuppens2012EmotionalIP,
  title={Emotional inertia prospectively predicts the onset of depressive disorder in adolescence.},
  author={Peter Kuppens and Lisa B. Sheeber and Marie B. H. Yap and Sarah Whittle and Julian Simmons and Nicholas B. Allen},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={283-9}
}
Emotional inertia refers to the degree to which a person's current emotional state is predicted by their prior emotional state, reflecting how much it carries over from one moment to the next. Recently, in a cross-sectional study, we showed that high inertia is an important characteristic of the emotion dynamics observed in psychological maladjustment such as depression. In the present study, we examined whether emotional inertia prospectively predicts the onset of first-episode depression… CONTINUE READING
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