Responses to depression in unipolar depressed patients: an investigation of Nolen-Hoeksema's response styles theory.

@article{Kuehner1999ResponsesTD,
  title={Responses to depression in unipolar depressed patients: an investigation of Nolen-Hoeksema's response styles theory.},
  author={Christine Kuehner and I Weber},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1323-33}
}
BACKGROUND The response styles theory suggests that rumination in response to depressed mood exacerbates and prolongs depression, while distraction ameliorates and shortens it. Gender differences in response styles are said to contribute to the observed gender differences in the prevalence of unipolar depression. While empirical support for the theory has been found from a variety of non-clinical studies, its generalizability to clinically depressed patient populations remains unclear… CONTINUE READING

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