Severe life events predict specific patterns of change in cognitive biases in major depression.

  title={Severe life events predict specific patterns of change in cognitive biases in major depression.},
  author={Scott M. Monroe and George M Slavich and Leandro D. Torres and Ian H. Gotlib},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={37 6},
BACKGROUND A long-standing debate concerns whether dysfunctional cognitive processes and content play a causal role in the etiology of depression or more simply represent correlates of the disorder. There has been insufficient appreciation in this debate of specific predictions afforded by cognitive theory in relation to major life stress and changes in cognition over time. In this paper we present a novel perspective for investigating the etiological relevance of cognitive factors in… CONTINUE READING


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