Public health significance of neuroticism.

@article{Lahey2009PublicHS,
  title={Public health significance of neuroticism.},
  author={Benjamin B. Lahey},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={241-56}
}
The personality trait of neuroticism refers to relatively stable tendencies to respond with negative emotions to threat, frustration, or loss. Individuals in the population vary markedly on this trait, ranging from frequent and intense emotional reactions to minor challenges to little emotional reaction even in the face of significant difficulties. Although not widely appreciated, there is growing evidence that neuroticism is a psychological trait of profound public health significance… CONTINUE READING
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