Selective optimization with compensation (SOC) competencies in depression.

  title={Selective optimization with compensation (SOC) competencies in depression.},
  author={Marcus Weiland and Claudia Dammermann and Gabriela Stoppe},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={133 1-2},
BACKGROUND The metamodel of selective optimization with compensation (SOC) aims to integrate scientific knowledge about the nature of development and aging with a focus on successful adaptation. For the first time the present study examines how SOC competencies and depressive symptoms are associated. In particular, potential state or trait effects of SOC competencies are considered. METHODS Fifty-three patients (31 women and 22 men), aged 21 to 73 years, suffering from depression, were… CONTINUE READING