Predicting negative spousal attitudes toward depressed persons: a test of Coyne's interpersonal model.

  title={Predicting negative spousal attitudes toward depressed persons: a test of Coyne's interpersonal model.},
  author={Nili R Benazon},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={109 3},
The utility of Coyne's (1976a) interactional model in predicting negative spousal attitudes toward depressed patients was examined. Eighty-nine couples with at least 1 member in treatment for depression were selected on the basis of semistructured diagnostic interviews. Overall, spouses living with a depressed patient reported significantly more distress than population norms. Consistent with prediction, patients' reassurance seeking and spouses' mood contributed to negative spousal attitudes… CONTINUE READING

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