Hopelessness depression: A theory-based subtype of depression.

  title={Hopelessness depression: A theory-based subtype of depression.},
  author={Lyn Y. Abramson and Gerald I. Metalsky and Lauren B. Alloy},
  journal={Psychological Review},
Summary and Future Directions On the basis of the aforementioned studies, the hopelessnesstheory appears promising. However, further research is needed.For example, although powerful tests of the attributional diath-esis-stress component have been conducted, no one has exam-ined the cognitive diatheses of inferring negative consequencesor characteristics about the self or whether the cognitive stylediathesis-stress interaction predicts clinically significant de-pression. Moreover, it is crucial… 
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