Temperament, personality, and the mood and anxiety disorders.

  title={Temperament, personality, and the mood and anxiety disorders.},
  author={Lee Clark and David D Watson and Susan Mineka},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={103 1},
Literature on temperament, personality, and mood and anxiety disorders is reviewed. The review is organized primarily around L. A. Clark and D. Watson's (1991b) tripartite model for these disorders, but other influential approaches are also examined. Negative affectivity (or neuroticism) appears to be a vulnerability factor for the development of anxiety and depression, indicates poor prognosis, and is itself affected by the experience of disorder. Positive affectivity (or extraversion) is… CONTINUE READING
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