Social relationships, adversity and neurosis: an analysis of prospective observations.

@article{Henderson1981SocialRA,
  title={Social relationships, adversity and neurosis: an analysis of prospective observations.},
  author={Scott Henderson},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1981},
  volume={138},
  pages={
          391-8
        }
}
  • Scott Henderson
  • Published 1981 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
The effect of deficiencies in social relationships has been studied prospectively in a community sample. In the half who were exposed to the higher level of adversity, these deficiencies explained 30 per cent of the variance in neurotic symptoms four months later. They explained only 4 per cent in those with lower adversity. Contrary to expectation, it was not the lack of relationships, but perception of these as being inadequate under adversity, which had by far the stronger predictive power… CONTINUE READING