Self-discrepancies in clinical depression and social phobia: cognitive structures that underlie emotional disorders?

@article{Strauman1989SelfdiscrepanciesIC,
  title={Self-discrepancies in clinical depression and social phobia: cognitive structures that underlie emotional disorders?},
  author={Timothy J. Strauman},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={14-22}
}
Previous research indicates that self-discrepancies are cognitive structures that can induce emotional discomfort. The present study compared clinically depressed and social phobic subjects (plus controls) to determine whether different self-discrepancies were associated with the two disorders. In Part 1, it was shown that the depressives possessed the greatest discrepancy between their actual and ideal/own self-states, whereas the social phobics possessed the greatest discrepancy between their… CONTINUE READING
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