Empathy in adults with clinical or subclinical depressive symptoms.

  title={Empathy in adults with clinical or subclinical depressive symptoms.},
  author={Stephanie Schreiter and Gerdina Hendrika Maria Pijnenborg and Marije Aan Het Rot},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={150 1},
BACKGROUND Depression is associated with problems in social functioning. Impaired empathic abilities might underlie this association. Empathy is a multidimensional construct and involves both affective and cognitive processes. We reviewed the literature to find out to what extent depression may be associated with abnormal levels of affective and cognitive empathy. We also explored potential gender differences in these associations. METHODS We used PsycInfo and Medline to conduct a systematic… CONTINUE READING